MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon just 24 hours after reporting the county’s third coronavirus-related fatality, a woman in her 80s who died Monday night at Saint Agnes Hospital.
Wednesday’s latest victims — five males and seven females — all contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, according to MCDPH.
Wednesday’s cases represent the largest single-day tally for the county since the pandemic began in March. With today’s additional cases, the total number of cases countywide now stands at 129, with 41 cases still labeled “active.”
To date, 85 local virus victims have already made a full recovery while three people, including this week’s latest COVID-19 casualty, have died.
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As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, there were 118,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,333.
Nationwide, there have been more than 1.89 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll reaching 109,000 on Wednesday.