Angels Camp testing site

The state-sponsored coronavirus testing site at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp.

Calaveras County reported 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday, while Tuolumne County counted five new cases.

That brings the two-county total to 299 cases since the pandemic started creeping into the Mother Lode in March, with 32 active cases as of Friday.

Tuolumne County has now counted 152 total cases with two deaths and six active cases. Calaveras County has counted 147 total cases with one death and 26 active cases.

Possible undercounting of new coronavirus cases due to bugs in a state data system continues in both counties.

“We were advised today that the state has been working on the issues and they anticipate resolution by the end of next week,” the Tuolumne County Public Health Department said in an update Friday afternoon.

Tuolumne County should begin to see increased volume in test results in the next few days, including test results that may have been from samples taken days or even weeks ago, the department said.

“This may appear as spikes in local cases, yet may be at least partially due to the reporting system’s ‘catch up’,” the department said. “We will be providing the most accurate data available to us as we are notified, and we would like to thank the public in advance for your patience as we work with the state to reconcile all of the backlogged data.”

Residents of both counties who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but have not heard from their respective county public health agencies, should self-isolate and call county public health.

Tuolumne County Public Health can be reached at (209) 533-7440. Calaveras County Public Health can be reached at (209) 754-6460.

Contact Guy McCarthy at gmccarthy@uniondemocrat.com or 770-0405. Follow him on Twitter at @GuyMcCarthy.

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