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Madera County Reports 8 New Cases Monday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported eight more cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 114.

Madera County has seen 30 new cases over the last week, a spike the County’s health director called “concerning. We’re watching that closely,” said Sara Bosse, noting that since the pandemic began, the county has been averaging between 0 and 2 cases a day.

Madera County health officials have increased testing capacity around the county in recent days, which could be one of the factors contributing to the spike in new cases. Tomorrow (June 2), MCDPH will have a mobile testing facility stationed in Bass Lake (at the Pines Resort) and will be offering free COVID-19 tests to all adults — with no appointment necessary.

Monday’s newest cases involve three males and five females ranging in age from their 60s to under 20, according to MCDPH. For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

MCDPH also reported Monday that 32 cases remain “active” while 80 county residents who contracted the virus have now recovered. As of Monday, five of the active cases were serious enough to require hospitalization.

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 4 p.m. Monday, there were 112,978 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,184.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.84 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll reaching 106,600 on Monday.

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