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Madera County Remains in Purple Tier: New Rules Favorable

MADERA COUNTY – Nov 4, 2020 – Based on the data released on October 27, 2020, Madera County remains in the purple tier for case rates.

Based upon the rules set by the state, if test positivity rates in the overall county are below 5% and in the most disadvantaged areas below 5.2% and maintain that for two weeks, Madera County can move forward to the red tier, regardless of the case rate.

The unadjusted case rate is 7.3 per 100,000 and the adjusted case rate is 7.5 per 100,000.

Madera County’s positivity rate has improved and meets the criteria for the orange tier: The test positivity rate for the overall county is 4.2% and test positivity rate in the most disadvantaged areas of the county is 4.8%, both meet the criteria for the orange tier.

“Tier Tuesday” data is 7 days of data from Sunday through Saturday with a one-week lag. This week’s data spans Sunday, October 18 through Saturday, October 24. Results were delayed one day due to the election.

For more information, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

The increase in testing has helped decrease our positivity rate. This lower positivity rate will help the county move forward. Remember, even if our case rate is high, the county can still move from purple to red if the positivity rate is below 5% in the entire county and below 5.2 % in our most disadvantaged communities.

Minimize gatherings and practice prevention: The case rate in our county is not declining at a steady rate. This means COVID is still present in our community.

    • The only way to lower the case rate and slow the spread is to practice prevention: wash your hands, wear a mask, and social distance.
    • Most cases continue to be associated with person-to-person contact and gatherings. Limit gatherings and if you must gather, follow CDPH’s gathering guidance.
    • If you feel sick or have symptoms, isolate yourselves from others, including those in your household. Visit valleycovidhelp.com or ayudadelvalleycovid.com for more information.

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