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Madera County Reports 2 More Cases; Total Cases Now 84

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported two new COVID-19 case on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 84. Saturday’s latest cases involve a woman in her 40s and another woman in her 50s, both of whom are in home isolation after contracting the virus via person-to-person transmission, according to MCDPH.

County health officials also reported Saturday that 19 cases remain “active” while 63 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 81 individuals are currently being “monitored,” MCDPH reported Saturday.

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.

Two other local residents, a man in his 30s and another male under 20, were removed from the confirmed case list in the last week after their intial tests were deemed “false positives.”

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, there were 92,380 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 3,726.

More than half of all COVID-19-related deaths in the state have occurred in Los Angeles County, where officials reported Saturday that over the past 24 hours, both hospitalizations and new confirmed cases dropped.

With 1,641 confirmed case and 75 deaths, Tulare County has also been a hot spot, with more than half of the deaths recorded there involving nursing home residents.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been 1.66 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Saturday increasing to 97,414.

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