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Madera County Reports 1 New Case; Total Now 70

MADERA — A male under the age of 20 is the latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in Madera County, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).

Friday’s case brings the total countywide to 70.

Madera County health officials also reported Friday that 15 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 Friday afternoon, MCDPH 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 1,338 cases, reported 10 more deaths on Friday, bringing the south Valley county’s death toll to 64. Together with Los Angeles County, Tulare County has been one of the counties hit hardest by the coronavirus.

In Fresno County, there have been 1,156 COVID-19 cases, with three more deaths Friday and a death toll of 16 to date.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, there were 76,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 3,136.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the death toll now at 86,500.

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