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Madera County Reports 5 New Cases Tuesday; Total Countywide Up to 90

MADERA — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Madera County rose to 90 Tuesday as county health officials reported five new cases.

Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) said the county’s latest virus victims include two men and three women ranging in age from their 20s to 50s. All but one is believed to have contracted the virus via community spread.

County health officials also reported Tuesday that 25 cases remain “active” while 63 people who were confirmed with the virus have now recovered.

One man in his 70s has remained hospitalized with COVID-19 since March 30 while all of the other active cases are in home isolation.

An additional 74 individuals are currently being “monitored,” MCDPH reported Tuesday, with county officials now reporting having negative test results for a total of 2,268 people.

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 initial tests were deemed “false positives.”

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there were 99,090 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 3,806.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been 1.68 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Tuesday at 98,852.

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