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Madera County Reports 2 More Cases; Unveils New COVID-19 Dashboard

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The latest victims, a female in her 20s and another female in her 50s, contracted the virus via “community spread,” according to MCDPH. Including Tuesday’s newest cases, Madera County has now recorded a total of 174 confirmed cases.

According to MCDPH’s latest report, the county currently has 66 active COVID-19 cases, with the majority of those victims in home isolation. Five of the individuals with active cases currently are being treated in the hospital, with one man in his 70s hospitalized and 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, 105 local virus victims have made full recoveries.

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

Also on Tuesday, MCDPH unveiled a new data dashboard on its website that details additional information about virus victims.

At today’s board of supervisors meeting, Madera County Department of Public Health Director Sara Bosse spoke briefly, telling supervisors that her department introduced the new dashboard after the number of cases around the county passed a certain threshold that allows officials to release more detailed data without breaching individual’s privacy rights.

“It’s a beautiful dashboard with lots of information,” Bosse said. 

The additional information includes more specific locations for county COVID-19 victims. “Cases are largely following a pattern of where [the county’s] population is,” Bosse said. “There aren’t any communities that are worse than others.”

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there were 133,630 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,742.

Nationwide, there have now been 2.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Tuesday reaching 114,000.

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