The Union Democrat
Calaveras adds 2 more COVID-19 deaths Saturday through Monday
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 www.myturn.ca.gov.
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. ca.gov. 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 www.myturn.ca.gov.
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.”