MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported Tuesday afternoon that a third Madera County resident has died due to complications related to COVID-19.
The female in her 80s suffered from underlying health conditions and passed away at Saint Agnes Hospital Monday night, according to MCDPH.
The woman tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital on May 26 from what is believed to be person-to-person transmission related to a Mother’s Day gathering.
“Our sincerest condolences to the family,” said Public Health Director Sara Bosse. “As we continue to open up our economy, we urge Madera County residents to continue to take precautions to protect themselves and others, especially seniors and those who have underlying health conditions.”
MCDPH also reported three new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 117.
Tuesday’s latest cases, a male and female both under 20 and a female in her 40s, all contracted the virus via person-to-person transmission. The majority of confirmed cases in Madera County have been through known person-to-person transmission rather than so-called community spread.
To date, 80 local virus victims have already made a full recovery.
The last COVID-19 related death in Madera County, reported in April, also involved an older female who was hospitalized with underlying health conditions. The death in March of a Madera County man in his 60s also was attributed to COVID-19 combined with underlying health conditions.
On Tuesday, Madera County Department of Public Health urged residents to “continue to practice hygiene and safety precautions” — also advising:
- “Stay Home – vulnerable populations including seniors and those with underlying health conditions should only go out for essential business and return home promptly.
- Stay Well – wash your hands, avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes; also wear a mask when you go out and physically distance at least 6 feet.
- Stay Connected- visit the Madera County Department of Public Health webpage at www.maderacounty.com/covid19 or Facebook for questions related to COVID-19.”
To check the most recent update from MCDPH, click here.
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there were 117,214 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,305.
Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.87 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll reaching 108,000 on Tuesday.