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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2020 04:30 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/09/2020 04:30 PM
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Calaveras Public Health Reports 2 Deaths and 1 New Case of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA...On Friday, October 9, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 2 additional deaths from COVID-19 in Calaveras County. They include two females over the age of 65 who resided in District 1. The two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and were unable to recover. Both fatalities are linked to an outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. Monitoring of any new cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff and infection control measures at Avalon Health Care is ongoing. HIPAA privacy rules regulate the sharing of protected health information. No additional information will be reported about these two individuals.





“To family members and friends who are grieving a loved one who passed away from COVID-19, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer.

The additional case includes one male between 50 to 64 years of age who resides in District 1. There are no new cases reported in the remaining Districts.

Everyone is at risk for COVID-19 and should take precautions to avoid getting exposed to the virus. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. This means that they may be hospitalized, require a ventilator to help them breathe, or may even be fatal. COVID-19 can be very serious and Calaveras Public Health asks that you follow the safety guidelines.

Calaveras Public Health urges those who would like to get tested for COVID-19 to please do so, especially:
 People who have symptoms of COVID-19
 People who have had close contact with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19
 People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider

No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone 3 years of age and older. 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. Walk-ins are accepted. During the first week of November the COVID-19 testing site is moving to Tuolumne County. The state testing site which is shared with Tuolumne County will be located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. The hours of operation will remain the same with appointments and testing starting on November 3rd. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 please register online or call (888) 634-1123.

“Let’s all do our part and take preventive actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, get tested, wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick, and avoid any gatherings especially where physical distancing and masking is not being followed. If we do all of these things, we can continue to keep sectors open and at the same time protect the health and well-being of everyone in our county,” stated Dr. Kelaita.

To date, Calaveras Public Health reports a total of 330 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 306 cases have since recovered while 8 cases remain active. There have been a total of 16 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Public Health staff continues to study 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 and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness.

The best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 are to:
 Stay home if you are sick
 Stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household
 Wash your hands often. Use 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. The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
 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

A person who has tested positive with COVID-19 may not have all or any of these symptoms. A person who has tested positive but does not have any symptoms is considered asymptomatic and can still pass on the virus to others while they are infectious.

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

Calaveras County remains in the moderate county risk level (orange) on the state’s 4-tier COVID-19 system. Calaveras Public Health urges people to help the county lower its risk by taking necessary steps to prevent being exposed to the virus. Visit Blueprint for a Safer Economy to find specific business information and the county’s latest status.

Calaveras Public Health invites the public to a no-cost drive thru flu shot clinic on October 15th from 9AM-4PM at Calaveras High School. The clinic is for those 10 years of age and older. Please speak with your local medical provider or pharmacist for flu vaccine to those under 10 years of age. As COVID-19 continues and we head into flu season, Calaveras Public Health encourages everyone to protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine. While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it is shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.

To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.



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Re: no subject
Posted on: 2020-10-09 16:45:38   By: Anonymous
 
So who took Kelaita's place?

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-10-09 17:45:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Probably some Idiot Demorat!

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-10-09 20:58:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Fck u , chicken sheeit mental midget, gawdamm, that was about the lowest level post ever made this week.

      Ain’t no way to call it anything else. Just STFU, that post is an embarrassment to this county, this state this nation. Get off the conversation, go in your own jack yard and back off , until you grow up and THINK ABOUT SOMETHING RATIONAL.

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-10-09 22:21:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Spoken like a true ignorant, Democratic, A-Hole Hillbilly. It's time for you to leave so go on now git.

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2020-10-11 14:33:18   By: Anonymous
           
          🖕🖕

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-10-09 21:26:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Sorry for blowing up with the previous reply to your post. But think about it......if you or someone you care about was seriously injured or sick.... would you even ask, or even care if the doctor was Dem or Repub? Maybe you should say you withdraw your post if you are honest.

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-10-10 07:09:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Just STFU!

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2020-10-11 14:33:55   By: Anonymous
           
          🖕🖕

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-10-09 17:49:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Go back and read the article again yourself. Your answer is there. What is wrong with you?

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:02:41   By: Anonymous
       
      ^This. Always so quick to respond without truly reading or investigating.

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-10-10 07:25:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Merita she knows everything...

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-10-10 08:27:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe Trump can spend some time at Avalon?

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-10-10 12:46:51   By: Anonymous
         
        Trumps one tough fuker...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:04:10   By: Anonymous
 
Beyond what may be happening in our county, the fact that Dr, Kelaita was the medical director at Avalon we might now have a greater understanding of why he was leaving.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:06:30   By: Anonymous
     
    One can have protocol in place but the medical director can't be there 24/7 to make sure it's being followed. Still, the buck stops here as they say and so many have died at the Avalon facilities.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:35:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Hello? 2 people died. They were someone’s relatives and loved ones. Have some respect you uncaring toad. I take that back....makes amphibians look bad .Just be respectful

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-10-09 21:33:23   By: Anonymous
         
        That did not come across as an uncaring post. If you put 2 peoples death on a local doctor, you must also place blame on trump and his maskless supporters for some of the 215,000 covid deaths across the country.

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      Republicans Strike Again
      Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:43:12   By: Anonymous
       
      Pressure and death threats caused Dr Keliata to resign.
      It is disturbing the ignorance of those who place economics and faux liberty above the health of their neighbors.
      What kind of community is it that a few can threaten the many with their ignorance?

      The influence of Fox and those who support a mentally ill child who places all around him at risk for his ego, vanity, is a cancer on our community.

      Masks distancing limiting groups is how most countries took control of a world wide epidemic.

      In Calavertucky, morons threatened and harassed our great public health director.

      How ignorant is that? Makes you proud doesn't it?

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        Re: Republicans Strike Again
        Posted on: 2020-10-09 19:47:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you well said

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        Re: Republicans Strike Again
        Posted on: 2020-10-09 20:28:22   By: Anonymous
         
        ^This. Previous comments are only supportive.

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          Re: Republicans Strike Again
          Posted on: 2020-10-10 06:24:29   By: Anonymous
           
          The Democratic Hillbullys are the reason he resigned.

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            Re: Republicans Strike Again
            Posted on: 2020-10-10 06:50:47   By: Anonymous
             
            Brian Gomez Ouchoa is the reason.

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              Re: /\/\Brian Gomez Ouchoa...
              Posted on: 2020-10-10 06:56:54   By: Anonymous
               
              And what is his part in this?

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              Re: Republicans Strike Again
              Posted on: 2020-10-10 08:49:55   By: Anonymous
               
              If Ochoa and his wife don't believe that Covid is dangerous, why did he use Covid as an excuse to get that pervert, child molester from San Andreas sprung from jail. Can't have it both ways. I can handle those with different opinions, I just can't handle hypocrites.

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                Re: Republicans Strike Again
                Posted on: 2020-10-10 11:32:20   By: Anonymous
                 
                Fukc Ouchoa, Fukc Trump. Actually Ouchoa is in the perfect spot for him. Valley Springs. Only Angles Camp would be better.

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            Re: Republicans Strike Again
            Posted on: 2020-10-10 08:07:45   By: Anonymous
             
            Not following your logic there, Skippy. Those out and about protesting without masks are by and large Trump supporters.

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              Re: Republicans Strike Again
              Posted on: 2020-10-10 21:15:27   By: Anonymous
               
              Ain’t no logic in it. Its just projection, or shifting blame ..
              A propaganda or sociopathic technique .

              [Reply ]

              Re: /\/\ Not following your logic there...
              Posted on: 2020-10-11 06:42:48   By: Anonymous
               
              I'm a Trump supporter and I wear a mask!

              [Reply ]

                Re: /\/\ Not following your logic there...
                Posted on: 2020-10-11 11:16:43   By: Anonymous
                 
                Do you feel a conflict with that?

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We need trump
Posted on: 2020-10-10 07:35:37   By: Anonymous
 
We need trump 4 more years to kill off all the older people.
Young rule

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    Re: We need trump
    Posted on: 2020-10-11 08:44:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh?
    But those old people were going to die of something.
    It just happened to be Covid related.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-10 07:59:14   By: Anonymous
 
On a different note......I would like to thank all the residents of Murphys who are now wearing their masks entering the post office. During my last two visits I did not see a single person not masking up as they entered. That includes many that I believed I'd never see wearing a mask. Thank you for being responsible and respectful of the health of others. Sincere thanks and respect.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-10 11:33:01   By: Anonymous
     
    ^Your'e welcom Brian.

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      Re: Taliban
      Posted on: 2020-10-11 09:05:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Breaking news.
      The Talisman support a re election of Trump.
      Terrorists from Afghanistan and Michigan unite!

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    Re: /\/\ On a different note...
    Posted on: 2020-10-14 07:32:31   By: Anonymous
     
    I think things like this are starting to change for the good around here when more folks are realizing that masks are necessary to wear-for their own well being as well as others. I also understand that our county is in "the orange" now which is good! So we are gradually "pulling out of this." I just watched the video of the state's public health officer mentioning the suggested alternatives for Halloween activities in which families can do at home, etc. We still need to take precaution though and I will still diligently wear my mask, observe the distancing, and carry my sanitizer at all times. I will do this and then will stop when the powers that be give the "green light" or "all clear." So lets all have a safe and happy Halloween!

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