CORONAVIRUS

Nurses from the Bristol-Burlington Health District collects a patient's nasal swab at Bristol Hospital's drive-through coronavirus specimen collection station. The station has collected over 120 samples on previous days but, due to a scarcity of specimen collection kits, the hospital collects 40 tests a day. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/TNS)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Tuolumne County reached 80 with four new cases reported on Wednesday, according to the Public Health Department’s daily update.

One of the new cases was a person in their 30s, another in their 40s, and two in their 50s. People 59 and older represent the overwhelming majority of all cases at 63.

Three of the new cases were men and one was a woman, though the department did not provide any other details regarding how the cases were identified or where they are located.

There was one person in the hospital due to the virus as of Wednesday, one less than the day before. The previously hospitalized person was reportedly now isolating at home.

The county had not recorded a single death from the virus as of Wednesday, with 62 of the cases recovered and 17 in isolation.

A total of 6,840 people in the county have been tested based on the information that was available Wednesday, but the department stated that California’s test reporting system was experiencing technical issues and further updates would be provided as they are available.

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