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Madera County Reports 1 New Case Sunday; Total Cases Now at 71

MADERA — A female in her 30s is the latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in Madera County, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).

Sunday’s latest case brings the total countywide to 71.

Health officials say the woman, who is in home isolation, contacted the virus via community spread, the first new case of community spread in 10 days.

Madera County health officials also reported Sunday that 16 cases remain “active” while 53 people who were confirmed with the virus have now fully recovered while an additional 102 individuals are currently being “monitored.”

Two Madera County residents, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s, died in late March from COVID-19. Both of those victims reportedly had underlying health conditions.

As of Sunday afternoon, MCDPH said the agency had monitored 1,070 people for COVID-19 and had reported a total of 1,558 negative test results to the state.

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

On Friday, Mariposa County reported its first COVID-19 death, a 78-year-old woman with underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, individuals tied to the other 14 cases reported in Mariposa County have all recovered.

Tulare County, which has seen a total of 1,430 cases and 64 deaths, reported no new deaths on Sunday. Along with Los Angeles County, Tulare County has been one of the counties hit hardest by the coronavirus.

In Fresno County, there have been 1,192 COVID-19 cases, with the death toll at 16.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, there were 79,926 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 3,240.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the death toll now at 89,550.

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