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Mariposa County Reports ‘Cluster’ of Dozen New Cases

MARIPOSA– Mariposa County health officials reported a “cluster” of a dozen new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Thursday.

The first two cases were reported in the morning and involved a man and a woman, both 57 years old, who contracted the virus through person-to-person transmission. The cases are “directly related” to Mariposa County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus reported earlier this week, said a press release issued Thursday morning by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.

And then late Thursday afternoon, Mariposa County officials reported 10 more COVID-19 cases also linked to the county’s first victim. The ten additional cases, five female and five male, range in age from two one-year-old infants to a 31-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman.

Mariposa County has now had 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases. All of the individuals confirmed as active cases are currently in home isolation, according to county officials.

“The Contact Tracing team has made 30 additional contacts associated with the first positive case,” the sheriff’s office said in an update issued late Thursday.

“All contacts have been quarantined and symptomatic individuals were tested,” the release stated. “More positive cases are anticipated in the upcoming days. There is no evidence at this time of community transmission inside Mariposa County, however, we remind everyone of the importance of following the ‘Stay at Home’ order issued by the Governor.”

Editor’s note: Late Thursday afternoon, county health officials also issued this update regarding COVID-19.

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