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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2020 10:38 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/14/2020 07:14 PM
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Calaveras Public Health Reports 1 New Case of COVID-19 & Dr. Dean Kelaita's Last COVID Update

San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The new case is a male between 18 to 49 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.

“Simple preventive actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, get tested, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are sick. These small actions help keep sectors open and at the same time protect the health and well-being of everyone in our county,” stated Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer.

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.

To date, Calaveras Public Health reports a total of 331 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 308 cases have since recovered while 7 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 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 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 Thursday, 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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Posted on: 2020-10-14 11:03:19   By: Anonymous
Japanese supercomputer shows how humidity affects the aerosol spread of coronavirus

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    Posted on: 2020-10-14 15:13:18   By: Anonymous
    Great video

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-14 11:05:58   By: Anonymous
Trump’s only policy seems to be “don’t worry about coronavirus”, no matter what. He has no plans, no objectives, no policies.
I understand how authoritarian followers have a very hard time changing their minds, but this is ridiculous.

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    Posted on: 2020-10-14 11:09:02   By: Anonymous
    Go back to your hole.

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      Posted on: 2020-10-14 11:29:38   By: Anonymous
      What part do you disagree with?

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        Posted on: 2020-10-14 12:06:00   By: Anonymous
        How many times in the past month or so has a commentator, on both pro and con Trump stations, asked him what his "agenda" for a second term is, and he just went off on some crazy tangent and NEVER answered the question. The man is insane, is totally incompetent and has no plan.

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          Posted on: 2020-10-14 12:58:07   By: Anonymous
          Come on man! Clap you dumb bastards! What Democratic platform. Orange Man bad.

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Posted on: 2020-10-14 11:26:48   By: Anonymous
Thanks for your hard work!!!

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Posted on: 2020-10-14 12:02:12   By: Anonymous
Thank you so very much, Dr. Kelaita for your 20 years of service. Clearly, I'm sorry to see you go but I understand well. My best to you.

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    Re: Service
    Posted on: 2020-10-14 15:37:28   By: Anonymous
    Sloppy Joe is a fu*king liar. He said he doesn't know anything his son and Russia. Well the smoking gun just came out today from the New York Times that proves, via emails, that Lyin Biden knew everything about this situation. I do believe that he has just lost this election, as if he had any chance in winning.

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      Re: Service
      Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:02:17   By: Anonymous
      No, not the Times, the Post. One is a reputable news organization, and one is a tabloid. It is completely Russian propaganda. No part of it is valid. Both Facebook and Twitter banned sharing it because it is an attempt at foreign interference in the election.

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        Re: Service
        Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:16:47   By: Anonymous
        You wouldn't know the truth if it bit you in the ass. You are in Democratic Denial. There are emails that show Lyin Biden knew about his son's involvement with Russia. What part of that do you not understand?

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          Re: Service
          Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:49:47   By: Anonymous
          Do you even know the difference between Ukraine (the country in which Hunter served on the board of Burisma) and Russia ( the,country trying to influence our election who hacked Burisma)?

          So this mysterious laptop, which has an unbelievable story of origin, some who ends up in the hands of Rudy and Steve Bannon.

          Both Giuliani and Bannon are regular sources of disinformation. Rudy was looking for dirt on Biden in Ukraine before and during the impeachment, if you recall.

          . But this is the important point. Pretending, for a moment, that everything in the story is true (very doubtful) it is totally inconsequential.

          Supposedly one "email" recovered on the laptop "proves" that Hunter once introduced a Bursima exec to his father.

          This is a scandal? There is no word on the length of the meeting or what was discussed.

          The New York Post says its significant because Biden then called for the ouster of the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Bursima.


          The prosecutor was not investigating Bursima. The prosecutor was corrupt, which is why the entire international community was calling for his ouster.

          Replacing the corrupt prosecutor brought more scrutiny on Bursima, not less.

          That’s why Biden bragged about getting the prosecutor fired publicly.

          This is Russian propaganda dug up by Rudy to help Trump win the election, since he isn’t giving anyone any real reasons to vote for him.

          This was all happening last winter, when Trump tried to strong arm the President of Ukraine (Zelinski) into lying about Hunter Biden and Burisma for him.

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            Re: Service
            Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:55:22   By: Anonymous
            Again, you are in DEMOCRATIC DENIAL. Lyin Biden is busted and you will stick up for this frail old fu*k who can't remember sh*t and is on the cusp of losing his mind.

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              Re: Service
              Posted on: 2020-10-14 18:22:45   By: Anonymous
              Lol ok🤣🤣🤣

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      Re: Service
      Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:05:09   By: Anonymous

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        Re: Service
        Posted on: 2020-10-14 16:14:33   By: Anonymous
        Thank you Dr. for your dedication.

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          Re: Democratic denial?
          Posted on: 2020-10-14 17:07:39   By: Anonymous
          What the heck does that mean?
          Denial of Democracy?
          Trump's supporters are a threat to our Republic. Is that Republican denial?
          To follow an idiot shows your lack of truth in what is displayed day after day.
          Hunter Biden is not running for President. To bring him up in a discussion not only shows how desperate your idiot in chief is, but also explains how Trump uses any info to distract his Lemmings.
          MAGA 2020. VOTE BIDEN. Trump had his 4 years and they were train wreck.

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            Re: Democratic denial?
            Posted on: 2020-10-14 17:13:10   By: Anonymous
            Seriously? Democrats like you can do no wrong. Everything is swept under the carpet and is blamed on the Republicans. Well not anymore. Get ready to get your ass kicked by President Trump. 4 more years. TRUMP 2020! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

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              Re: Democratic denial?
              Posted on: 2020-10-14 18:37:55   By: Anonymous
              No sweeping under the carpet.
              You support an idiot that just hoses down the whole thing.
              Plus, I'm not a Democrat. And I know I'm not perfect. Unlike the current president that blames others for all his mistakes.

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          Re: Service
          Posted on: 2020-10-14 17:09:29   By: Anonymous
          Gee, I wonder why Facebook and Twitter band the emails of the Lyin Biden Ukraine situation. Because they don't want the American people to know the truth about the illegal funds that Lyin Biden's son Hunter received from Ukraine.

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            Re: Service
            Posted on: 2020-10-14 18:24:08   By: Anonymous
            No, because it’s Russian propaganda

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              Re: Service
              Posted on: 2020-10-14 19:02:06   By: Anonymous
              It is true and it will cost Sloppy Joe the election. A smoking gun has finally been found and the Biden family will pay for it. Yahoo!

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                Re: Service
                Posted on: 2020-10-14 19:23:49   By: Anonymous
                Nope, it’s a nothing burger.

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                Re: Service
                Posted on: 2020-10-14 19:35:44   By: Anonymous
                So you believe the Russians, but don't want to see that your idiot in chief is a criminal.

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                  Re: Service
                  Posted on: 2020-10-14 20:02:39   By: Anonymous
                  I believe what the truth is and the Bidens are the criminals and should be locked up. The Democrats have been trying to frame President Trump for 4 years for their lies and have been unsuccessful. Good luck trying to pin something on President Trump for the next 4 years.

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                    Re: Service
                    Posted on: 2020-10-14 21:02:26   By: Anonymous
                    They'll be pinning his ID number on his pinsstripes in federal prison sometime in 2022. That and issuing a very large container of Vaseline. He'll need it, he's going to be used like a bich.

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                    Re: Service and your belief in truth
                    Posted on: 2020-10-14 21:25:36   By: Anonymous
                    And you are a Lemming.

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      Re: Service
      Posted on: 2020-10-14 21:00:28   By: Anonymous
      R=really never

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        Re: Service
        Posted on: 2020-10-15 06:20:02   By: Anonymous
        Maybe Trump Jr. does, like repub families around here.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-15 13:34:02   By: Anonymous
The higher the number, the lower the education, the higher % of Trump supporters. Been saying this for months.

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    Posted on: 2020-10-15 13:34:26   By: Anonymous
    No lies told!

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