EDC reports 18 recoveries in past week; Washoe has largest single-day spike in new cases – Tahoe Daily Tribune

EDC reports 18 recoveries in past week; Washoe has largest single-day spike in new cases – Tahoe Daily Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — El Dorado County officials reported three more recoveries in coronavirus patients and no new cases Thursday.

It was a week of recoveries with 18 residents bouncing back from having the virus since last Friday while only five new cases were reported.

The number of known, active COVID-19 cases in El Dorado County sits at 21.

The county has had 111 confirmed cases since its first COVID-19-positive test result was found March 20.

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With four new cases this week the South Lake Tahoe area far outpaces the rest of the county with 52 residents having tested positive for the virus. El Dorado Hills, which saw one new case Monday, sits next behind with 24 confirmed cases.

Active cases countywide hit 34 last week, according to data from the county.

The county also reported an additional intensive care unit patient this week. The patient is the second to have required such treatment to date.

Both patients have since recovered and were released from the hospital.

The county reported 171 additional tests since Wednesday afternoon.

About 7,539 tests have been conducted on county residents to date, according to data provided by the county.

No residents are known to have died from the coronavirus in El Dorado County.

After a household outbreak that resulted in seven cases within one family, Diamond Springs/El Dorado’s case count jumped to 11 late
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