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Health Director: ‘No New Cases, Please Stay the Course’

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported late Thursday that another 24 hours had passed without a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

“No new cases – great news – but please stay the course,” said MCDPH Director Sara Bosse.

Bosse added that she does not believe the county has seen the “peak” of cases yet.

As of Thursday evening, county health officials were monitoring 70 individuals for signs of the coronavirus. But for the past five days now, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases countywide has held steady at 30.

Health officials are monitoring 17 active cases at present, with 11 people who had the virus now fully recovered.

Only one person, a man in his 70s who contracted the virus through community spread, remains hospitalized in Madera County. Two local virus victims have died.

Statewide as of 3 p.m. Friday, there were 20,917 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the death toll now standing at 571.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County reported 29 new COVID-19-related deaths, the biggest daily jump since the pandemic began. L.A. County alone has seen more than 200 die from the virus since the pandemic began.

According to its latest report, Madera County has now monitored a total of 511 people for signs of coronavirus. But Saturday (April 4) was the last day health officials confirmed a new case.

For the latest update from the Madera County Department of Public Health, click here.

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