January Public Health Spotlight | myMotherLode. com

Tuolumne County Public Health says “COVID-19 cases continue at a high level as do other respiratory diseases.” In the CDC COVID tracker, Tuolumne County is at the medium community level and remains at the high transmission level. Community level is based on new cases and hospitalizations, transmission level is based on the rate of new cases.

There are 95 known active community cases and 132 new cases from Dec. 17 through Friday, Dec. 30. Positive home tests are not counted. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports 42 active Covid cases among Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) inmates. The total rate of current cases, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County, dropped to 18.2 from 20.4 per 100,000 population late last month. The 7-day test positivity rate is 13.5% down from 15.3% last month.

There were eight confirmed Covid deaths in December, including the most recently reported deaths that occurred in February and November, both men, one in his 50s and the other in his 60s.

Tuolumne County Year Overview, In 2020 by the end of the year there were 2,962 Covid cases and 21 deaths, in 2021 there were 5,330 and 127 deaths and now in 2022 another 9,364 with 62 deaths reported this year . Some information may be delayed for various reasons, a person is counted in the county of residence.

Public Health recommends taking a Covid test three to five days after travel, gatherings and potential exposure. The LHI test site at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is open from 10am to 6pm Sunday through Thursday and will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The site will be open on Friday, January 6 and 20 to compensate the closures. Test-to-treat services are available at the site. The testing site no longer offers PCR tests for those without symptoms unless a doctor or dental appointment is required.

Vaccine against covid-19 The updated formula of the bivalent vaccine is now recommended for people aged 5 and over. The booster is available two months after completion of the initial vaccination series or the last booster. Make an appointment for your COVID vaccination at myturn.ca.gov or at your local pharmacy. On Saturday 10 December 2022, the COVID-19 vaccine clinics (Modern) will be held at the Department of Public Health from 9.00 to 13.00. The clinic is free and open to children aged 6 months and older. Visits are made, appointments are preferred.

Flu season Respiratory diseases including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (influenza), and rhinovirus/enterovirus (RV/EV), as well as COVID-19, continue to circulate at elevated levels. RSV it is
are starting to decline in the state, but are still at increased levels locally.

Health care and emergency medical services systems have been impacted by high levels of multiple illnesses, with high levels of hospitalizations and rapid care visits, as well as staff absent due to illness.

Practice these prevention tips to help prevent the spread of the disease, for yourself, your loved ones and the most vulnerable people, and reduce the impact on the healthcare system:

  • Keep up to date on vaccinations
  • Wash hands and surfaces often
  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces
  • Avoid others who are sick
  • Eat a healthy diet and stay active
  • Rest well
  • Stay home when you feel bad!
  • If you test positive for COVID, ask about treatment options right away

Flu vaccines are available from pharmacies, health care professionals, or the Department of Public Health on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 by appointment only. Call 533-7401 to schedule. Flu vaccines, tuberculosis tests and more information on vaccines can be found here. The most recent data from the California Department of Public Health on influenza (influenza), RSV and other respiratory viruses is available here.

Congress has extended WIC funding current levels and extends the increase in fruit and vegetable benefits through September 30, 2023. This means local families will continue to receive $25 a month for every child ages 1 to 5 in the program and $44 per month for pregnant and postpartum people. Call 209-533-7431 to see if you qualify today, or Tuolumne residents apply online here. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing a proposed rule to review food parcels issued through WIC. Comments on the proposal are due by February 23, 2023, more details here.

Stay active Transform your resolutions into real solutions in five steps: start with small changes, take them one day at a time, be active in your own way, team up and celebrate successes. More ideas for keeping your resolutions are here.

Public health of Calaveras reported 111 new laboratory-confirmed Covid cases from December 1 to December 20 with 33 active cases and one active Covid hospitalization. Calaveras has not yet updated his numbers, the most recent data being as of Dec. 20 with no new deaths reported yet in the month. Calaveras posted that COVID-19 vaccinations and rapid tests are available at the Calaveras Public Health Mobile Immunization Clinic on Jan. 5. Verify your eligibility and schedule an appointment at https://myturn.ca.gov/. Registration for the COVID-19 rapid tests is recommended to reduce waiting times. People who do not have access to the Internet can register on the site.

Calaveras County Year Overview, In 2020 by the end of the year there were 853 Covid cases and 22 deaths, in 2021 there were 3,782 and 72 deaths and now in 2022 another 4,203 with 42 deaths reported so far this year. year. Some information can be delayed for months for various reasons, a person is counted in the county of residence.

Calaveras January Public Health Events: Nutrition with Justin: January 5 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm and Movement with Justin: January 19 from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. Both are held at the Peer Wellness Canter in San Andreas and hosted by the CCPH Nutrition and Fitness Program www.bit.ly/ccph-nutrition.

January is National Blood Donor Month. Calaveras Community Foundation Blood Drive is January 24th from 1:30pm to 5:30pm Visit www.bit.ly/3whswo4 and search San Andreas to find and schedule an appointment. Appointments at the Sonora Red Cross located at 850 Sanguinetti Rd., Sonora CA 95370 can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting their website.

Known active (hospital)
IT IS. Total 2022 All cases (all deaths)
From 10/12 to 27/12
141 35 (4) 3.133 7,297
Calaveras From 14/12 to 20/12 29 33 (1) 4.203 8,851 (136)
Mariposa From 10/12 to 30/12 83 Not available (1) 2,639 4,462
12/10 to 1/3
36 N/A 1,328 3,274
Tuolumne From 17/12 to 30/12 132 95(4) 9,364 17,759 (210)
Colors indicate CDC community level: Green-Low, Yellow-Medium, Orange-High Stanislaus: Covid-Medium (includes Modesto)

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