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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 victims remain hospitalized, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s. Their condition remains unknown.

MCDPH also reported Monday that 24 people around Madera County who had the virus are now fully recovered. Two county residents — a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s — have died after contracting COVID-19.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there have been 33,686 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 1,223.

Nationally, there have now been 782,159 confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of 41,816 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker.

In their most recent update, MCDPH officials said they are currently¬† “monitoring” 68 individuals for signs of the virus and have now monitored a total of 598 county residents for COVID-19.

MCDPH Director Sara Bosse said last week that she was “hopeful” the curve will continue to flatten but added: “With the Easter holiday happening last weekend, we are making plans for the potential of a surge” in new cases.

For the latest MCDPH update, click here.

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