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Madera County Reports 51 New Cases, 10th COVID-19 Death

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 51 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total number of cases countywide to 1054. County health officials also reported another COVID-related death, raising the county’s death toll to 10 since the pandemic began in March.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, MCDPH was reporting 477 active cases — and 567 recoveries.

A recently added note on MCDPH’s website states that due to “state standardization under the new Cal CONNECT system,” Madera County’s daily reports now reflect the prior day’s statistics.

According to MCDPH’s latest update, thirteen people with coronavirus are currently hospitalized.

A total of 13,468 county residents have now been tested for COVID-19 and according to MCDPH’s data dashboard, there have been a total of 55 confirmed cases in Reporting Area D, which includes the foothill and mountain communities of eastern Madera County. That number increased by one over the past 24 hours.

To check the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

One new case was reported Wednesday in Mariposa County, which has seen a total of 35 cases, 27 recoveries and one death from COVID-19.

Across California, there have been 353,562 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 7,352. Los Angeles County set another one-day record Wednesday, confirming 2,758 new cases and 55 more deaths, as the virus continues to surge across the Golden State. 

Nationally, there have now been 3.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the U.S. death toll from the virus nearing 139,000.

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