On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Calaveras Public Health reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The additional cases include a female between 0 to 17 years of age, one male between 18 to 49 years of age, one male and one female between 50 to 64 years of age, and two males and two females over 65 years of age. Of the eight new cases, five cases were reported from District 1, one case was reported from District 2, and two cases were reported from District 4. No new cases were reported in Districts 3 and 5.
“We continue to see an increased number of new cases in our county. Yesterday, the State of California took steps to close certain business sectors statewide as cases continue to rise in efforts to slow the spread,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “We must take every opportunity to slow the spread but we need everyone’s help to do so – stay home as much as possible, avoid crowded places, confined spaces, and enjoy summer only with those from your household.”
To date, Calaveras Public Health has reported seventy-five confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, twenty-four cases have since recovered and fifty-one cases remain active. There have been no reported deaths related to COVID-19 in Calaveras County at this time.
Public Health urges local business to continue following directives to keep patrons safe and healthy, as well as require employees and customers wear face coverings. The best ways to avoid exposure to the virus are to:
• Stay home as much as you can
• Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others
Calaveras Public Health staff continues to investigate 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.
Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone who would like to get tested. The OptumServe COVID-19 testing site located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 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.
Confirmed COVID-19 numbers in Calaveras County: