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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/15/2020 08:47 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/15/2020 08:47 PM
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Calaveras Public Health Reports 3 deaths and 7 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 3 new deaths and 7 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The latest fatalities include 1 female and 2 males all over the age of 65. All 3 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.





“Family and friends of the Calaveras residents who passed away from COVID-19 face a future without their loved one. Our deepest sympathies go out to those currently grieving,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “We must continue our efforts to slow the spread of the virus and protect our most vulnerable people. It requires everyone to work together from local businesses to each and every individual. Take action to protect yourself, your family, and your community. 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.”

The 7 additional cases being reported include 1 female and 2 males between 18 to 49 years of age, 1 male between 50 to 64 years of age, and 3 females over 65 years of age. There were 3 cases reported in District 1, and Districts 3 and 5 each had 2 cases. There were no cases to report in Districts 2 & 4.

“Calaveras County remains among California Counties where the county risk level is substantial. This means that some indoor business operations are allowed to proceed with specific modifications. People can help Calaveras lower its risk by taking necessary steps to prevent being exposed to the virus,” added Dr. Kelaita.

To date, Calaveras Public Health has reported 305 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 279 cases have since recovered while 13 cases remain active. There have been a total of 13 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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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:56:03   By: Anonymous
 
It took the fires and the forest to be closed and finally the city people went somewhere. It finally gives the forest time to BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-15 21:22:28   By: Anonymous
     
    I can't wait to vote for Trump.🇺🇸💪

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 06:42:36   By: Anonymous
       
      I can...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 09:35:43   By: Anonymous
       
      🇷🇺Trump🇷🇺Putin

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 20:58:15   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks trump, you done a fine f*** up of a job, with all your BS, lies, flip flops, double talk, and most of all saying “I’m not responsible”, and telling the states “you are on your own”.
You worthless excuse as President.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-16 00:53:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Learn how our government works. Trump administers at the Federal level. States are mostly independent i.e. states rights. It's like how marijuana is federally illegal (I think) but some states allow recreational use. Gavin has failed Cali during the pandemic. Maybe that is a bit harsh. Disease knows no political party. Blaming President Trump doesn't do any good. Like the failure of New York's leadership, that is the State of New York's failure. Cali failed. People died. President Trump can't order our state around.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 08:02:28   By: Anonymous
       
      We are still losing over 1,000 Americans daily to Covid-19. And there is still no national testing plan. No plans from the White House for anything, it seems, but Trump's reelection. We cannot allow this failure of leadership to continue. The cost is too high.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 08:42:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Actually, given our large population and geographical area CA is doing very well statistically. And New York is back and numbers way down unlike many of the red states "liberated" by Trumpian politics.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 10:33:52   By: Anonymous
       
      That is a cheap attempt to justify trump’s failure. There is much he should have and could have done:
      Told the truth to true nation about the deadly virus;
      Used his authority to produce and distribute enough PPEs;
      Used his authority to prompt more rapid development of treatment and vaccines;
      Encourage, not discourage , face coverings and social distancing;
      Not promote closed arena campaign events;
      Not call the pandemic a hoax or political attack on him;
      Promote the information from scientists and government health departments, instead of disbanding, firing, replacing the experts.

      There is much he could have done. He should have done it. Any competent President would have fulfilled the Constitutional duty to preserve and protect the nation. This includes economic and health issues. Anything that can kill hundreds of thousands of our people is without doubt within a presidents authority and duty. Trump has pissed that all off.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 10:33:52   By: Anonymous
       
      That is a cheap attempt to justify trump’s failure. There is much he should have and could have done:
      Told the truth to true nation about the deadly virus;
      Used his authority to produce and distribute enough PPEs;
      Used his authority to prompt more rapid development of treatment and vaccines;
      Encourage, not discourage , face coverings and social distancing;
      Not promote closed arena campaign events;
      Not call the pandemic a hoax or political attack on him;
      Promote the information from scientists and government health departments, instead of disbanding, firing, replacing the experts.

      There is much he could have done. He should have done it. Any competent President would have fulfilled the Constitutional duty to preserve and protect the nation. This includes economic and health issues. Anything that can kill hundreds of thousands of our people is without doubt within a presidents authority and duty. Trump has pissed that all off.

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      Posted on: 2020-09-16 10:37:24   By: Anonymous
       
      You are the one who needs to learn how government works. A pandemic is a national concern, should be addressed on a national basis. there is nothing an incompetent president or idiot supporter can do to change that or avoid responsibility.

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    Posted on: 2020-09-16 06:15:03   By: Anonymous
     
    DITTO

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 21:06:56   By: Anonymous
 
There are approximately 328.2 million people in the US.

To get to the low end of herd immunity, about 60% of the population must catch Covid.

That's about 196,920,000 cases.

The current US death rate is about 2.96%.

So that's 5,836,679 deaths necessary for herd immunity.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-15 21:07:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Or “herd mentality” as Trump just called it in his Town Hall.

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      Posted on: 2020-09-15 22:24:39   By: Anonymous
       
      He was confused. Herd mentality is what his followers have.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-15 22:23:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Except that early data reveals that herd immunity is not necessarily a thing with this virus. Most patients have lost antibodies after three months and others are even contracting a secon time. So, it’s worse than that.

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    Posted on: 2020-09-16 13:28:02   By: Anonymous
     
    So,e experts place the percentage necessary for herd immunity an 70-80 percent of the population. So, you could add another 20% and not be out of range.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-15 21:13:05   By: Anonymous
 
Donald Trump is attacking Joe Biden for not implementing a federal mandate that people wear masks. It’s not clear how president Trump believes Biden, who is a private citizen, could go about creating law....

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-15 22:27:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah, because Trump only happens to be president. Do we think he’s The one actually developing dementia?


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-16 04:19:17   By: Anonymous
 
A vote for Trump is a vote for death for your fellow man. Enjoy murder? Vote Trump!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-16 06:18:57   By: Anonymous
     
    DITTO, and excuse me my Capitalized above ditto went to the incorrect comment.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-09-16 06:26:24   By: Anonymous
       
      It's all Hiden Biden's fault. If he would have stayed in his basement then we would not have any spread of the virus. TRUMP 2020! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-09-16 06:47:15   By: Anonymous
         
        O < Joe's cat scan of his brain...

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          Re: WTG President Trump!!!
          Posted on: 2020-09-16 07:51:03   By: Anonymous
           
          The Left, in continuous meltdown mode means President Trump is winning again! Have you noticed the liberal info sources, i.e. CNN,CBS, ABC, XYZ always have the same wordings for the day? Is that one person or source that sends out the talking points of the day? O'Biden and O'Kamala are an embarrassment to political thinking. Thank you President Trump for having the courage to confront anti-America!

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            Re: WTG President Trump!!!
            Posted on: 2020-09-16 08:33:01   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump really bungled the town hall. He does great when speaking to an adoring, chanting crowd of his people. Faced with dialogue with an individuals (who may or may not still be undecided) and no piped in music and sound effects, not so much. He's going down faster than a fat kid on a seesaw.

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              Re: WTG President Trump!!!
              Posted on: 2020-09-16 09:13:01   By: Anonymous
               
              All of the questions and answers were submitted by Fingers Biden!

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              Re: WTG President Trump!!!
              Posted on: 2020-09-16 09:40:02   By: Anonymous
               
              At least President Trump does a Town Hall. Anyone seen Biden Hiden anywhere. When was the last time O'Biden answered any questions without his mask on and a teleprompter?

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                Re: WTG President Trump!!!
                Posted on: 2020-09-16 10:02:01   By: Anonymous
                 
                You really need to get off Fox and OANN. Biden has been all over the news shows. Did you not see Biden in Detroit in the LIVE interview with Jake Tapper last week? He was just interviewed LIVE yesterday on TV. He's made several LIVE campaign stops where he's talking off the cuff to people without a teleprompter in sight. Get off your usual news channels and get educated. You're embarrassing.

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                  Re: WTG President Trump!!!
                  Posted on: 2020-09-16 11:06:04   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Stop watching CNN. This news channel has nothing to offer and they support the violence in America. They never tell America the whole story about world news and only bits and pieces that support their agenda.

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                  Re: WTG President Trump!!!
                  Posted on: 2020-09-16 11:29:19   By: Anonymous
                   
                  I need to get off of FOX News? As you casually show your gratitude to Jake Tapper I suggest you listen to your own advice!

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                    Re: WTG President Trump!!!
                    Posted on: 2020-09-17 07:52:36   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Hey Bunghole. I don't watch CNN at all. I try to watch a bit of FOX, but I can only take about 3.256 minutes of Hannity and Fuker Carlton. Have to switch to my favorite lesbo on MSNBC for the facts.

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                      Re: WTG President Trump!!!
                      Posted on: 2020-09-17 17:44:31   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Speaking of bungholes, if you're watching the Madcow you are looking for love in all the wrong places. MSHATE will wilt your ever shrinking brain.

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          Posted on: 2020-09-16 08:43:42   By: Anonymous
           
          Listening to Trump's misinformation, confusion and lack of empathy at yesterday's town hall, it would seem it's your boy missing a few brain cells there.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-16 08:45:22   By: Anonymous
 
It would be good to hear tracing results when these statistics come through. Not names and info that would violate victim's privacy, of course. Obviously we know about the Avalon connection but it's suspect that District 3 had significant cases a week plus after Labor Day.

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Mask mandates
Posted on: 2020-09-16 09:39:09   By: Anonymous
 
Oh, my gawd! Trump has real mental problems. On a tv interview he blames Biden for not imposing a national mask mandate!!!

God save America from trump and family.

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    Re: Mask mandates
    Posted on: 2020-09-16 09:58:33   By: Anonymous
     
    The Democrats have real mental problems. God help us all if Dementia Joe were to actually win the election. It is a remote possibility but it could happen.

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      Re: Mask mandates
      Posted on: 2020-09-17 07:54:07   By: Anonymous
       
      ^^Hey idiot, Trump is president, for now. Biden has nothing to do with mandating anything. Its Trumps fault, errrrrrrrrrrr, responsibility.

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DEAR LEADER
Posted on: 2020-09-16 10:14:51   By: Anonymous
 
Dear Leader Donald was asked if he was worried about having events in closed venues with no masks. He said he was not worried because he is always a great distance from the crowd.

That tells you what and who he cares about! Trump first, last, and only.

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