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Madera County Reports 1 New COVID-19 Case Tuesday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday — identified as “a female under 20” years of age.

The latest case is “under investigation” in terms of how the victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus, according to MCDPH officials.

Madera County now has had 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with two proving to be fatal — a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. Both reportedly had underlying heath conditions.

Of the 15 current “active” cases, two of the victims have been hospitalized for more than two weeks, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s. Their current condition has not been disclosed by officials who are not releasing victims’ names, locations or additional personal health details due to patient privacy laws.

In Tuesday’s update, MCDPH officials said they are now “monitoring” 62 individuals for COVID-19.

MCDPH also reported 28 people around Madera County who have had the virus are now fully recovered. 

For the latest MCDPH update, click here.

Other area counties have been much harder hit by the virus, with both Fresno and Tulare counties reporting more than 500 cases each so far — and Tulare County recording 35 COVID-19 deaths to date.

As of 6 p.m Tuesday, there have been 46,163 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 1,862.

Nationally, the U.S. marked a grim milestone Tuesday, with the total number of cases now exceeding 1 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker, there have now been 1,012,399 confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of 58,348 Americans, more than the total number of U.S. soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

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