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Madera County Covid Cases Now at 2,302

MADERA – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) covid dashboard is reporting 35 new cases bringing the total number of reported cases to 2,302 as of Aug. 7, 2020. There are 600 active cases including 31 Madera County residents hospitalized in Madera County.

According to the MCDPH 1,663 are considered recovered with 433 released from isolation. The increase in recovered cases is a result of the redefining of “recovered” based on cases meeting the CDC time-based criteria for ending isolation.

The CDC website states the following:

  • A test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances.
  • Symptom-based criteria were modified as follows:
    • Changed from “at least 72 hours” to “at least 24 hours” have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Changed from “improvement in respiratory symptoms” to “improvement in symptoms” to address expanding list of symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • For patients with severe illness, duration of isolation for up to 20 days after symptom onset may be warranted. Consider consultation with infection control experts.
  • For persons who never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

For more information from the CDC click here to be directed to their website.

There have been three additional deaths, two males in their 80s with underlying health conditions and one male in his 70s underlying health conditions unknown.

372 were contracted through person to person with 210 community spread. One was travel-related, and 1,719 are still under investigation.

Area D, which includes the Madera County Mountain Communities, is showing an increase of 4 positive test results bringing the total to 129.

There have been a total of 24,533 tests results with 22,231 testing negative out of a population of 157,327 (2019 US Census Bureau.)

For more information click on this link to visit the Madera County Department of Public Health Covid 19 dashboard.

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