Barton Health Continues Its Preparedness For Covid-19

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 16, 2020 / comments

[Barton Health]

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) - While determining the exact timing and scope of coronavirus’ peak in the Lake Tahoe region is difficult, Barton Health is working diligently to be prepared to respond accordingly and address the needs of patients in the community. Surge planning is almost complete including more than doubling hospital bed capacity, and expanding facilities to accommodate those who may be infected by the virus. 

County COVID-19 Update - We have no new cases

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 15, 2020 / comments

[Carla B. Hass, Director of Communications & Outreach]

County COVID-19 Update: As of April 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

-- We have no new cases

-- We tested 50 more people

-- We have 3 more recovered for a total of 28 recovered people

-- We have a total of 7 active cases in the County

The county has added ZIP codes of communy regions to give identification of areas with confirmed cases.

COVID "Recoveries" Indicate Positive Signs in EDC

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2020 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

Here are the trends As of April 13, 2020 at 3:30 p.m:

Confirmed Cases  :  Recoveries [Recovery Rate]
34 : 23 - as of April 13 [ 68% of confirmed cases called recoveries]
32 : 16 - as of April 9 [ 50% of confirmed cases called recoveries]

What does it mean to "recover" from the coronavirus?

El Dorado Hills Is A Hot Zone for New Cases of Covid-19

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 10, 2020 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

Youthful Males living in El Dorado Hills lead the increase of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in El Dorado County.

Here are the trends As of April 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.:

Location: [Qty/location/date]

13 EDH total on April 9th
11 EDH total on April 8th
10 EDH total on April 7th
  30% increase in last 2 days

Can Pets Get COVID-19? 

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 10, 2020 / comments

[PETS+ Staff]

Lots of pet owners are wondering whether COVID-19 is a threat to their non-human companions, especially following recent news that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for the virus.

The answer is not entirely straightforward. There have been cases of the virus apparently spreading from humans to animals. But experts say there is little if any risk of pets spreading the disease to people.