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Calaveras County has two more cases of COVID-19 centered in Valley Springs.

Calaveras Public Health said Friday a man and a woman, who are not related, tested positive.

That brings the total number of cases in the county to 28.

Officials do not know how the people became infected.

One half of the cases involve people from Valley Springs, five of them diagnosed last week.

Fifteen of the 28 people with the virus have recovered, the health department reported.

Ten of the 28 are older than 65, an age considered high risk. Most — 14— are in the 18-49 age range.

“People should stay home as much as possible, especially those at higher risk for severe illness to COVID-19. Take the necessary preventive actions to keep Calaveras County safe and healthy if you do go out,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “Everyone plays a crucial role in protecting the health and well-being of our community.” 

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all people in the state to begin wearing masks in public.

“In addition to social distancing, wearing a face covering is one of the most effective things people can do to reduce the chances of transmitting COVID-19,” said Kelaita. “Face coverings are especially important when unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others,” 


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