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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/11/2020 05:25 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/11/2020 05:25 PM
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Calaveras Public Health Reports 8 Deaths (All Tied to Avalon Healthcare), 12 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...On Friday, September 11, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 8 new deaths and 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The latest fatalities include 2 females and 6 males all over the age of 65. All 8 deaths stem from the outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. All individuals tested positive for the virus and were unable to recover. HIPAA privacy rules regulate the sharing of protected health information. No additional information is available about these individuals.




“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who passed away from COVID-19,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “Today is a somber day as we also remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. We extend our gratitude to all the first responders for their courage and service. We also take a pause to reflect on the lives lost to COVID-19 in Calaveras County and reflect on the heroism of healthcare workers that continue to provide valuable services during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The 12 additional cases being reported include 1 female and 2 males between 0 to 17 years of age, 4 females and 2 males between 18 to 49 years of age, and 3 males over 65 years of age. There were 4 cases reported in District 1, 1 case in Districts 2, and 7 cases in District 3. There were no cases to report in Districts 4 & 5.

“Calaveras County is still among California Counties where the county risk level is substantial. This means that some indoor business operations are allowed to proceed with specific modifications. We must remain vigilant. People can help Calaveras lower its risk by taking necessary steps to prevent being exposed to COVID-19,” stated Dr. Kelaita. “Practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, get tested, wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick, and avoid any gatherings where physical distancing and masking is not being followed.”

To date, Calaveras Public Health has reported 298 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 259 cases have since recovered while 29 cases remain active. There have been a total of 10 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Calaveras County.

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.

Everyone is at risk for getting COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus. Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill. This means that they may need to be hospitalized, require a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19.

The best ways to avoid exposure to the virus are to:
 Stay home if you are sick
 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

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing signs, seek emergency care immediately:
 Trouble breathing
 New confusion or weakness
 Bluish lips or face
 Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
 Inability to wake or stay awake

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 3 and older. People are highly encouraged to register online. People without Internet access should call (888) 634-1123. To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.


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7 new cases in District 3
Posted on: 2020-09-11 17:46:27   By: Anonymous
 
You can't tell me Labor Day visitors from out of town had an impact.

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    Re: 7 new cases in District 3
    Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:08:40   By: Anonymous
     
    I have never believed the number of virus cases. Most of the cases and deaths are from nursing facilities. It is time to stop all of this mask nonsense and open all the businesses in California without restrictions. If you are worried about contracting the virus then keep your ass at home.

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:20:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Where the fuc@ do you think the nursing care facilities get the virus!!!! What a dumbass!!!! People like you who spread it and say oh well!!!! You got to be kidding me that people are as dumb as you? No wonder. What an idiotic comment.

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        Re: 7 new cases in District 3
        Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:26:10   By: Anonymous
         
        I agree and you commented before I had a chance. Some staff member probably with the same mindset or at least exposed to someone with the same mindset as this ignorant commenter brought it to the nursing home and killed these people.

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          Re: 7 new cases in District 3
          Posted on: 2020-09-11 21:15:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Forgive them, for they are Trumpaholics.

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            Re: 7 new cases in District 3
            Posted on: 2020-09-12 08:21:39   By: Anonymous
             
            Yeah trumpaholics like all those protestors destroying everything they can't steal, and most not wearing their mask. You're an ignorant*bleep* who's filled with hate. People like you is why there's so much hate in the US.

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              Re: 7 new cases in District 3
              Posted on: 2020-09-12 10:40:44   By: Anonymous
               
              You sound rather hateful yourself. The overwhelming majority of protests were peaceful.

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                Re: 7 new cases in District 3
                Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:34:24   By: Anonymous
                 
                yep

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              Re: 7 new cases in District 3
              Posted on: 2020-09-12 14:20:34   By: Anonymous
               
              Plenty of peaceful protestors though some of the fringe element, anarchists, choose to use the protests as cover for their own agendas.

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        Re: 7 new cases in District 3
        Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:40:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Don't get your panties in a wad, you stupid fu*k. It is people like you that spread the virus by talking sh*t. I dare you to step one foot of your sorry ass in a nursing home. You won't because you would be afraid of getting the virus. Over half of the cases and deaths have been from nursing homes. Only 6% of the deaths are from Covid-19 itself. The rest of the people had pre-existing conditions which eventually led to their demise.

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          Re: 7 new cases in District 3
          Posted on: 2020-09-11 21:11:52   By: Anonymous
           
          Q propaganda

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:22:20   By: Anonymous
       
      What a trump supporter would say. 200,000 dead no problem just open up.
      A democratic hoax no deaths.

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:23:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Like the elderly get out and spread it! I can't believe the morons who are this stupid!!!! You are the one who is spreading dipsh@t!!!

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        Re: 7 new cases in District 3
        Posted on: 2020-09-11 18:46:44   By: Anonymous
         
        That is bullsh*t and you know it. You are so brainwashed from watching CNN that you can't think rationally. Do you think maybe it is the age group between 18-24 who have Covid parties to see if anyone would contract the virus? They live with other family members and it is spread among them. If you stay away from family gatherings and large groups then you are not going to contract it.

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          Re: 7 new cases in District 3
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 00:32:05   By: Anonymous
           
          Turumpaholics drinking the koolaid from Faux news again!

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        Re: 7 new cases in District 3
        Posted on: 2020-09-11 19:40:00   By: Anonymous
         
        Elderly and nursing homes are still on lock down unless its chemo or serious. Nobody but the workers get into the nursing homes and the workers can't even travel between floors. I have a relative at foothill and they have been great. talk everyday. no visits unless dr. appts has been tough. More political bull*bleep* on this stuff. *bleep* both sides. the dead don't really care about politics. just solve the testing issues and work how deal with it without the political bs.

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          Re: 7 new cases in District 3
          Posted on: 2020-09-11 20:43:59   By: Anonymous
           
          You sound like you are trying to defend yourself. Take your relative home.

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          Re:/\/\ Elderly and nursing homes...
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 11:11:02   By: Anonymous
           
          /\/\ Yes I agree with you! It seems like this still will be a long and drawn out process. I, along with many others, really don't like what's going on and all the restrictions, but this is really happening and the folks in the medical community as well as our nation's entrusted leaders (from the top down) are doing the best they can to deal with this. My mother (Imogene S. Whittle) also resided at Foothills Village in an apartment and on the first floor after her first stroke and I was impressed with the care. She lived there from 2008 to 2012 until her death at the age of 90.

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-11 20:27:46   By: Anonymous
       
      And if you can't wear a mask, keep YOUR ass at home.
      You don't believe the numbers, but you'll believe the liar in chief.
      Bet you wish you went to Sturgis.

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        Re: 7 new cases in District 3
        Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:35:48   By: Anonymous
         
        No, but I wish you had.

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 00:29:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Another Trumpanzee..ignorant and selfish!

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 14:22:22   By: Anonymous
       
      You must feel so conned after hearing the president recorded as saying he knew how serious COVID was but chose to not act on it for the sake of the economy and his re-election.

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      Re: 7 new cases in District 3
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 14:54:12   By: Anonymous
       
      Your reasoning lacks logic and defies statistics. In any given month, there are X amount of deaths in this country. Those numbers are now tens of thousands greater. Also, if one has say diabetes or cancer, contracts COVID and dies in a short period of time, it was COVID that killed him or her. Otherwise, the individual might have had many more months or years to live. Underlying conditions may not allow them to recover but the virus took their life.

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    Murphys Hotel
    Posted on: 2020-09-12 06:44:27   By: Anonymous
     

    There will be a no mask meeting at the Murphys Hotel on Tuesday at 5 pm.
    We will listen to the tapes about the virus. Our president will be speaking the truth about the hoax. Brian will provide the kool-aid. No mask required!!

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      Re: Murphys Hotel
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 07:28:33   By: Anonymous
       

      Russel Irish will be the speaker. Wow, what fun we will have. NO MASK gathering with kool-aid!

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      Re: Murphys Hotel
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 20:36:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Mention this post and I’ll give you a free beer or NA Drink Monday The 14th ...make sure to say hi!
      Brian The New Calaveras County Villain!

      P.S. never going back to the Hero!


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        Re: Murphys Hotel
        Posted on: 2020-09-13 07:15:47   By: Anonymous
         


        Brian Goss does not care about people's lives. If he really cared, he would have his servers wearing masks. THE MURPHYS COMMUNITY CLUB should find another place for meetings. The boycott of the Murphys Hotel could spread to include ...

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      Re: Murphys Hotel
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 20:36:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Mention this post and I’ll give you a free beer or NA Drink Monday The 14th ...make sure to say hi!
      Brian The New Calaveras County Villain!

      P.S. never going back to the Hero!


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    Re: 7 new cases in District 3
    Posted on: 2020-09-12 11:44:17   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed that Labor Day visitors and other tourists have made an impact on the numbers especially because we see 7 new cases on the Hwy 4 corridor where most of the tourist visitors go.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-11 20:48:44   By: Anonymous
 
It’s pretty simple- if you a b:tch then vote for Trump. If you ain’t a b:tch then put your vote elsewhere.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-11 21:17:05   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 05:02:50   By: Anonymous
       
      TAX returns. TAX returns. . Goodbye ass hole

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-09-12 05:56:33   By: Anonymous
         
        We Love You. We Love You, We Love You...

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 06:26:16   By: Anonymous
           
          Then you love death

          [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-12 08:26:41   By: Anonymous
     
    If you're a criminal, a 73 Percentile, a sexual predator, a pedophile, can't own a firearm legally, a thief on welfare or food stamps most of your adult life, then vote for Do Nothing Dementia Joe

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 10:15:39   By: Anonymous
       
      What an informative comment. Momma always said I had a good brain. Jesus christ, how did you write that without realizing that you've got a mental problem? Oh wait, it's because you have a mental problem.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-09-12 11:15:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Bye Donald

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 11:31:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Over Done over cooked that's trump

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:37:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Yeah, but he sure is handsome.

            [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:37:12   By: Anonymous
           
          ByeDon 2020

          [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-09-12 15:18:58   By: Anonymous
         
        That is an informative comment because it is saying that Hiden Biden is a piece of sh*t and to vote for President Trump.

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          President Biden
          Posted on: 2020-09-12 16:17:31   By: Anonymous
           
          Not exactly, It is more about a lying incompetent impeached criminal fake ass president.

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            Re: President Biden
            Posted on: 2020-09-12 16:21:40   By: Anonymous
             
            Trumps rally. More of a trump Covid 19 super spread event .

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              Re: President Biden
              Posted on: 2020-09-12 16:36:37   By: Anonymous
               
              The number 192,000 That should fire up the base . Biden’s base that is ...

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                Re: President Biden
                Posted on: 2020-09-12 16:44:21   By: Anonymous
                 
                Oh! What are we going to do Donald won again:-)...

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                  Re: President Biden
                  Posted on: 2020-09-12 18:37:53   By: Anonymous
                   
                  All of you Democrats can just go fu*k yourselves because President Trump will win re-election on November 3rd.

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                    Re: President Biden
                    Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:39:10   By: Anonymous
                     
                    I think i'll jusst go f*ck your daughter instead.

                    Signed,
                    Your Neighbor

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-12 21:18:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump 2020 baby!!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-09-12 22:39:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump 2020 BIG baby!!!!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-09-13 07:16:28   By: Anonymous
           
          Donald Trump! Ugliest President EVER. And that's saying alot.

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