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Madera County Reports 2 New Cases Monday; Countywide Total Now 69

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases so far countywide to 69.

Officials said the latest cases involve a female “under 20” and a male in his 70s. Both are now in home isolation.

Monday’s report from MCDPH confims the manner of transmission in both cases was “person to person.”

Health officials are reporting that 27 cases remain “active” while 40 people who were confirmed with the virus have recovered.

Two county residents, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s, have died. Both of those victims reportedly had underlying health conditions.

County health officials have monitored nearly 1,015 people so far for COVID-19.

While only a handful of local coronavirus victims have had to be hospitalized, cases of potential person-to-person transmission appear to be on the rise. In Saturday’s update, MCDPH officials said they are now “monitoring” 89 additional individuals for COVID-19 — and that a total of 1,409 county residents have been tested since the pandemic began two months ago.

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

Mariposa County, which has reported a total of 15 COVID-19 cases to date, has not reported a new case for nearly a week.

Other neighboring counties have been much harder hit by the pandemic. Tulare County has reported more than 1,100 cases to date — and  50 deaths — while Fresno County has seen nearly 900 cases and nine deaths.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 68,781 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 2,763. Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been 1.3 million cases and more than 80,000 deaths reported.

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