The Union Democrat

Calaveras adds 2 more COVID-19 deaths Saturday through Monday

- By GUY MCCARTHY The Union Democrat

Calaveras County had two more COVID-19 deaths and 44 new cases from Saturday through Monday, while Tuolumne County added 56 new cases over the same period as the pandemic continued taking a toll on local public health and hospital facilities.

The two deceased individual­s in Calaveras County were identified Monday as a man in his 60s and a man in his 90s. No further informatio­n was provided about the deaths, including when and where the deaths occurred. The Calaveras County Public Health Division does not disclose vaccinatio­n status for deaths or new cases.

There were 162 active cases in Tuolumne County on Monday, while the county also had seven hospitaliz­ed COVID-19 patients who were all unvaccinat­ed.

All but five of the 56 new coronaviru­s cases in Tuolumne County were unvaccinat­ed individual­s.

As of Monday, the disease had contribute­d to the deaths of at least 131 residents of Tuolumne County and 85 residents in Calaveras County.

Fifty-eight of Tuolumne County’s COVID-19 deaths — more than 44% — have occurred since Aug. 1, despite vaccines that have proven to be highly effective at preventing hospitaliz­ation and death being free and widely available.

Tuolumne County’s COVID-19 case rate as of Monday afternoon was 47.6 per 100,000 over the previous 14 days, more than enough to have qualified for the worst of four color-coded tiers that California previously used to gauge the risk of


New cases in Tuolumne County on Monday were identified as five girls and three boys under age 12; two girls and three boys between 12 and 17; five women and five men between 18 and 29; five women and one man in their 30s; two women and four men in their 40s; four women and three men in their 50s; one woman and four men in their 60s; three women and four men in their 70s; and two women in their 80s.

COVID-19 vaccinatio­n clinics in Tuolumne County for children ages 5 to 11 years old will be hosted Wednesday afternoon and Friday by the county Public Health Department. Appointmen­ts can be made at

The department will also host a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinic 9 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Manzanita Building at Mother Lode Fairground­s.

Saturday’s clinic will have initial doses for those 18 and older who have not been vaccinated yet, as well as boosters and additional doses available for those eligible. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointmen­ts encouraged and can be made at www.myturn. For more informatio­n call (209) 533-7440.

The Calaveras County Public Health Division has a vaccinatio­n van that is now offering COVID-19 boosters. Verify eligibilit­y at

This week, the van is scheduled to be in Angels Camp on Monday, Mokelumne Hill on Tuesday, San Andreas on Wednesday, Copperopol­is on Thursday, and Valley Springs on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.

“Please bring health insurance informatio­n if available,” the Calaveras County Public Health Division said. “If you’re uninsured, the government pays for your test.”

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