NEWS ALERT: Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Calaveras County As Testing Expands to People Three and Older
On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Calaveras Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The additional cases include one female and two males between 0-17 years of age and one female and three males between 18 to 49 years of age. Six cases are from District 1 and one case is from District 5. No new cases were reported from Districts 2, 3, and 4.
“No matter how old or young you are, you can get sick and potentially be at risk for serious illness if exposed to the virus,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “To keep you, your family, and community safe and save lives, consider getting tested. Testing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
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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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