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Madera County Reports Another New COVID-19 Case Wednesday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday — identified as “a female in her 20s.”Wednesday’s latest case was transmitted “person to person,” according to MCDPH officials. The woman is in home isolation.Madera County now has had 46 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with two proving to be fatal — a man in his ...

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Madera County Reports 1 New COVID-19 Case Tuesday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday — identified as “a female under 20” years of age.The latest case is “under investigation” in terms of how the victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus, according to MCDPH officials.Madera County now has had 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with two proving to ...

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Madera County Reports 3 New Cases Monday; Total Now 44

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 Monday — “a male and a female in their 30s and a female under 20.” The latest cases are all “under investigation” in terms of how coronavirus was transmitted. All three of the most recent virus victims are in home isolation. Madera County now has had ...

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Coarsegold Man Dies Monday in Traffic Accident in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — A Coarsegold man was killed Monday morning in a “head-on” traffic accident near Highway 41 and Road 420. Alain Gerard, 74, a resident of Coarsegold, died at the scene of the accident, the Madera County Coroners’ Office confirmed. The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. and involved two vehicles, a Nissan pickup and a commercial dump truck. Gerard, ...

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New Case Sunday Brings County Total to 41

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported a new COVID-19 case on Sunday — a man in his 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus. A woman in her 40’s was confirmed with the virus on Saturday and local health officials are trying to determine how she contracted ...

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Sierra National Forest Issues Update on Recreation Closures

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest Closure Order, issued by Regional Forester Randy Moore on March 25 for all developed recreation sites across all National Forests in the area, is in effect through April 30, and will “likely remain in lace through the middle of May,” according to a press release issued today (April 29) by forest officials. Additional details ...

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Officials Report 1 New Case Saturday; Total Cases Now 40

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health confirmed another new COVID-19 case on Saturday — a female in her 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus.Madera County now has had 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases — and two deaths. The two county residents to die from COVID-19 were a man ...

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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 ...

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Report: First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened in Bay Area on Feb. 6

MADERA — The country’s first deaths from COVID-19 actually occurred weeks earlier than originally thought — and just 150 miles west of Madera County. On Wednesday, national health officials confirmed that the nation’s first COVID-19 deaths happened in early February (Feb. 6) in Santa Clara County — weeks before the first “official” coronavirus death was reported in Seattle. “Neither of ...

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Health Officials Report 2 New Local Cases Monday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials on Monday reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total cases so far to 36. The latest victims are identified as a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s. Both contracted the virus through community spread, according to MCDPH.Of the ten current “active” cases, two ...

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