Calaveras County Public Health COVID-19 numbers 9-18-20
San Andreas, CA ̵
The deceased is a man over the age of 65 who has passed the COVID-19 test and resided in Area 1. State privacy laws prohibit the release of any additional information about the man’s death.
Six of the seven additional cases were among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas, where there was an outbreak of coronavirus cases. As reported here on Tuesday, three residents have died and 13 more deaths have been counted in the previous two weeks. Not all are counted in the municipalities, as health officials expect official causes of death. However, in their written update to COVID, they inform: “Testing in a nursing home now involves rapid testing of antigens for residents and staff. Rapid testing can provide results in about 15 minutes, allowing faster isolation of potentially infected people to prevent further transmission of the virus to others. “
The seven new cases involve a man between the ages of 50 and 64 and six women over the age of 65. Six cases were reported in District 1. One case was reported in District 4. One jurisdictional transfer of a previous case to another county was recorded, removing it from the number of COVID-19 cases in Calaveras. There are currently a total of 311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, consisting of 174 women and 137 men. Of these cases, 280 cases were recovered, while 17 cases remained active.
Health officials are also extending this warning as the flu season approaches: “Influenza viruses and coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to spread this fall and winter. Our local health care system can be overwhelmed by treating both flu and COVID-19 patients. Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever. “Although the flu vaccine will not protect against coronavirus, they list the following benefits of getting it:
- Influenza vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of influenza, hospitalization and death.
- Getting a flu vaccine can also save health care resources for patients with COVID-19.
- Prevent the flu this fall and winter.
The department offers a free flu-driving clinic on October 15 from 9:00 to 16:00 at Calaveras High School for those over 10 years of age.