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Madera County Sees 11 New Cases Wednesday; Mariposa County Adds 1

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 370.

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, county heath officials were reporting a total of 138 active cases — and 227 recoveries. Eleven of the active cases require hospitalization.

MCDPH is currently “monitoring” 400 other people for COVID-19–  and has tested more than 7,100 county residents since the pandemic began.

Mariposa County reported one new coronavirus case Wednesday, boosting the county’s total cases to 22. Mariposa County has had one COVID-19-related death so far — and 17 recoveries.

Madera County registered its fifth COVID-19-related death this past week, a man in his 80s who died Sunday night at Madera Community Hospital. The victim, who had underlying health conditions, originally tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8.

According to MCDPH’s data dashboard, a total of 28 cases have now been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County foothills and mountain communities. That total represents an increase of one new case over the past 24 hours.

MCDPH’s dashboard also shows that the 21-40 year old age group has been the hardest hit by COVID-19, with 300 of the county’s total 370 cases so far falling in that demographic.

To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of Wednesday, there were 193,898 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 5,681.

Nationwide, there have now been more than 2.42 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Wednesday passing 124,000.

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