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Madera County Reports 1 New Case; Total Cases Now at 82

Editor’s Note: This story was posted before County officials announced that one of the recent cases reported last week was a “false positive,” lowering the number of total cases countywide to 82 as of Friday (May 22).

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported one new COVID-19 case on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 82.

The source of transmission of the latest case, which involves a “male under 20” is “under investigation,” according to MCDPH.

Madera County health officials also reported Thursday that 21 cases remain “active” while 60 people who were confirmed with the virus have now fully recovered. One man in his 70s has been hospitalized with COVID-19 since March 30 while all of the other active cases are in home isolation.

An additional 96 individuals are currently being “monitored,” MCDPH reported Thursday.

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.

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 87,939 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 3,581. More than half of all COVID-19-related deaths in the state have occurred in Los Angeles County.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been 1.55 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Thursday at 94,477.

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