A new case of COVID-19 in Tuolumne, regional update

Sonora, CA – Tuolumne County Public Health revealed today that a new Tuolumne County resident has been identified with coronavirus and is isolating himself. Seven are no longer isolated and are listed as recovered. An individual has been reassigned to her county of residence keeping the case numbered the same as yesterday. Tuolumne residents tested 7,876, 131 positives (67 women and 64 men), 3 hospitalized, 17 active cases, 112 recovered.

The number of new cases in the past 14 days qualifies Tuolumne County for the California ‘watch list’ as detailed here The current rate is 105.06 in 100,000 which continues to exceed the 100 per 100,000 level for the state’s county data monitoring program. No action will be taken until Tuolumne County is officially listed and has gone through the established process with the state. More information about Tuolumne County Schools is here.

Details about new cases of Coronavirus in Calaveras are here. Amador also reports that he continues to see an increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Since Friday there have been 18 additional cases totaling 89. Amador has not yet qualified for the watchlist. Counties on the watch list are indicated with an asterisk in the tables below.

Daily cases COVID-19
Active Date New today Hospital / ICU
Alpine 0 0 7/27 0 0 0 0
Amador 29 7/28 5 5 4 4
Skulls 27 7/28 7 7 one
Butterfly 10 7/28 two 0 0
Wood * 893 7/28 118 39
Mercy * 1,580 7/28 253 72
Infectious mononucleosis * 55 7/28 5 5 one
Saint Joaquin * 1,813 7/28 248 233/75
Stanislaus * 1,136 7/28 60 60 204/50
Tuolumne * 17 7/28 one 3
Totals (cumulative) of COVID-19 cases
Recovered (new) Total positives Deceased
Alpine 2 (+1) two 0 0
Amador 55 (+6) 89 0 0
Skulls 80 (+36) 108 one
Butterfly 36 (+1) 48 two
Wood * 925 (58) 1,841 2. 3
Mercy * 2,154 (+101) 3,763 29
Infectious mononucleosis * 53 (+4) 118 one
Saint Joaquin * 4,035 (+135) 10,923 133
Stanislaus * 7,054 (+255) 8,288 98
Tuolumne * 112 (+7) 131 two

Tuolumne County Public Health Updates

  • If you have COVID-like symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or the Adventist Health Triage Line at 209-536-5166. If you need immediate medical attention, call ahead and go to Quick Care or the Emergency Department. You can also visit www.valleycovidhelp.com for more information.
  • The number of new cases today raises our county’s 14-day case rate to 105.06 / 100k (105 cases per 100,000 residents), continuing to exceed the 100 / 100k mark, which is one of the metrics for the monitoring program county data center. There is a delay in state reporting, so we are not going to appear on the state list right away and no action will be taken until we are officially on the list and have gone through the process established with the state. To the state reporting system for 3 consecutive days, we will be added to the state’s ‘watch list’. Other metrics for the watch list are the number of COVID hospitalizations, the availability of ICU and regular hospital beds, and the case positivity rate. When a county is on the watchlist for 3 consecutive days, it must implement more restrictive closings and mitigation measures as determined by the state, including schools that start the year with distance learning only. You can find more information here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx and https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/
  • The free state testing site is open at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm Appointments can be scheduled in advance at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting Appointments highly recommended as walk-in visits are extremely limited. The site now offers tests for children ages 3 and up (accompanied by a parent or guardian).

It is important for people to follow prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:

  • Practice physical distancing at all times. Keep a 6-foot space between you and others who are not part of your home. Stay in the bubble of your home!
  • Wear a face covering in public.
  • Wash your hands well and often.
  • Avoid meetings of any size with people who are not part of your home.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid unnecessary trips and limit your outings to essential tasks.


Community resource portal: https://bit.ly/TCcovidPortal

Tuolumne County Public Health Website: www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/publichealth

COVID-19 Public Health Call Center: (209) 533-7440

California COVID-19 website: www.covid19.ca.gov

State testing and dating site information: https://lhi.care/covidtesting

Tuolumne County Business: www.tcdisasterassistance.com

CDC COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you for your support and efforts to protect the safety and health of our community.