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Madera County Reports 10 More Cases; Total Rises to 188

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported ten new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total of cases countywide to 188. Since May 26, the number of cases in Madera County has more than doubled.

All but one of the cases reported Thursday were contracted via person-to-person transmission, according to MCDPH. The lone case not transmitted by a known source remains under investigation and is being investigated by the county contact tracing task force.

According to MCDPH’s latest report, the county currently has 56 active COVID-19 cases, with the majority of those victims in home isolation.

Four of the active cases currently are being treated in the hospital, with one man in his 70s hospitalized while battling COVID-19 since late March.

So far, Madera County has recorded three COVID-19-related fatalities, including a woman in her 80s who died last week (June 1) at Saint Agnes Hospital.

To date, 129 local virus victims have made full recoveries.

To check the most recent update from MCDPH, click here.

Earlier this week, MCDPH unveiled a new data dashboard on its website that details additional information about virus victims.

According to the dashboard, 23 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County communities. (Wednesday’s total showed 21 virus victims so far in Reporting Area D.) 

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there were 142,490 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,920.

Nationwide, there have now been 2.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll at 115,000.

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