After being grouped with other mountain communities in eastern Tulare County for the past eight months, Tulare County epidemiologists have now agreed to update the case numbers for Three Rivers on a weekly basis. According to Carrie Monteiro, Tulare County Health and Human Services public information officer, there have been five new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Three Rivers since last Thursday’s (December 3) report. Five new COVID-19 cases
The release of the weekly information specific to Three Rivers came at the urging of 3R News.
The latest five cases bring the total of confirmed Three Rivers cases from 16 to 21. One death in Three Rivers has been attributed to COVID-19.
The five newly confirmed cases represent a spike in local COVID-19 cases that was expected following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Residents should follow state guidance in the current Stay-at-Home Order and restrict trips to only those essential for shopping and for medical-related procedures or prescription pick-up. Gatherings of groups outside the immediate family are prohibited as is all indoor dining. All restaurants should be open for take-out only. F
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In the accompanying 3R News video, there is a quick tour of one the County’s pop-up testing sites that was available to the public on Wednesday, December 9, in front of the Tulare County Health and Human Services administration building. The tests are free, and the public is encouraged to test often regardless if they are experiencing symptoms or not. Five new COVID-19 cases
Check the HHSA website for upcoming testing site locations or for more information call 800-834-7121.
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