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County Holding At Just Under 30 COVID Deaths

The latest figures from Stanislaus County – as of 4:45 p.m. on Monday, June 1 – showed there were 750 positive cases of coronavirus in the county with 29 total deaths reported as a result. There have also been 594 recovered cases and 13,250 negative tests.

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency testing numbers include those reported through the State infectious disease reporting system. The numbers do not necessarily include those routed through a commercial laboratory. All positive cases must be reported to Public Health.

In addition to the three testing sites coordinated by Stanislaus County, testing is still available through local health care providers and independent labs such as Quest and LabCorp. OptumServe in office testing is available in Patterson and Keyes; Project Baseline by Verily: Drive-Through Testing is offered in Salida.

Also, officials remind residents that the State of California recently approved the county variance application. This new state approval allows for the county to move forward into an expanded stage 2 with modifications such as: destination retail (retail stores), including shopping malls and swap meets; and dine-in restaurants; all must adhere to specific health and safety protocols.

The opening of schools for in-person learning is still under discussion, county officials said, as more planning still needs to take place. The Public Health Officer engaged in discussions with local Superintendents beginning in March and continues the collaborative process to assess and plan.

To learn more about the new county variance attestation visit the California Department of Public Health.