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3 New Cases Confirmed Thursday; Countywide Total Now 39

MADERA — County health officials confirmed three new COVID-19 cases locally on Thursday — two females in their 20s and a third woman in her 40s. All three of the latest victims contracted the virus via person-to-person contact according to the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).

So far, Madera County has reported 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases — and two deaths. The two county residents to die from COVID-19 were a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s.

Mariposa County has yet to report a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Of the ten current “active” cases, two of the victims have been hospitalized for nearly two weeks, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s. Their current condition is not being disclosed by health officials. Out of respect for the victims’ and their families’ privacy, county health officials have not been releasing victims’ names, locations or specific details regarding their condition.

In their most recent update, MCDPH officials said they are currently  “monitoring” 80 individuals for signs of the virus and have now monitored a total of 657 county residents for COVID-19. 

MCDPH also reported Thursday that 27 people around Madera County who have had the virus are now fully recovered. 

For the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there have been 39,009 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 1,512.

Nationally, there have now been 873,137 confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of 49,748 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker.

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