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Madera County Reports 7 New Cases Monday

MADERA — COVID-19 cases around Madera County rose by 10 percent Monday as the Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported seven new coronavirus victims, five females and two males, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 78.

The source of transmission of all of the latest cases is “under investigation,” according to MCDPH.

Madera County health officials also reported Monday that 19 cases remain “active” while 57 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 102 individuals are currently being “monitored,” MCDPH reported Monday.

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.

As of Monday afternoon, MCDPH said the agency had monitored 1,116 people for COVID-19 and had reported a total of 1,616 negative test results to the state.

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

Last week, Mariposa County reported its first COVID-19 death, a 78-year-old woman with underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, individuals tied to the other 14 cases reported in Mariposa County have all recovered. Mariposa County has still had just 15 total cases but those numbers could change soon as the county is reportedly awaiting the results of more than 90 recent tests.

Tulare County, which has seen a total of 1,436 cases and 67 deaths, reported no new deaths on Monday. Along with Los Angeles County, Tulare County has been one of the counties hit hardest by the coronavirus.

In Fresno County, there have been 1,263 COVID-19 cases, with the death toll at 17 as the county reported another death on Monday.

Also on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state will ease reopening standards, paving the way for California to enter Phase 3 of reopening as early as the beginning of June.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 80,969 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 3,260.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Monday surpassing 90,000.

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