On Friday, July 10, 2020 Calaveras Public Health reported six new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County.
“We are seeing increasing cases of COVID-19 in younger adults. While those over 65 years old are at higher risk of hospitalization or death, younger folks are also developing more serious disease as well. Everyone in our community is either at risk or can spread the virus to someone who is, so let’s do everything we can to prevent a surge of COVID-19 and protect our community,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “People are urged to stay home as much as possible and avoid crowded places, confined spaces, and close contact with people not from your household. Local business must continue to follow directives to keep patrons safe and healthy, as well as require employees and customers wear face coverings.”
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To date, Calaveras Public Health has reported fifty-three confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those confirmed cases, eighteen cases have since recovered. There have been no reported deaths to COVID-19 in Calaveras County at this time.
- Test Results Received 2812
- Recovered 18
- Deaths 0
- TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 53
Calaveras Public Health staff is investigating the new cases to determine any possible persons who may have had close personal contact with the positive individuals. Close contacts may be contacted by the health department, assessed and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness. No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone who would like to get one. The Optum Serve COVID-19 testing site located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Testing is available to those age 12 and older. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time. People are highly encouraged to register online by going to www.lhi.care/covidtesting. People without internet access should call (888) 634-1123. Starting July 7, the testing site will expand its hours from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday-Saturday.
Additional resources can be found on the Calaveras Public Health website at https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/. The COVID-19 Community Service Call Center is available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm at (209) 754-2896.
If you think you may be infected with the Corona virus call us at (209) 772-7070, or Calaveras County public health at (209) 754-6460. We’ll send out more updates as we learn more. Thank you for trusting us.
We’re Here for You,
Valley Springs Health & Wellness Team
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