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Madera County Reports 8 New Cases Saturday; Total Rises to 163

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

The latest virus victims, four men and four women, range in age from 20s to 40s. Seven of the new cases were contracted via person-to-person transmission and the source of the eighth case is “under investigation,” according to MCDPH.

With Saturday’s newest cases, Madera County has now recorded a total of 163 cases.

According to MCDPH’s latest report, the county currently has 66 active COVID-19 cases, with the majority of those individuals in home isolation.

Four of the individuals with active cases currently are being treated in the hospital, with one man in his 70s hospitalized and battling COVID-19 since late March.

To date, 94 local virus victims have made full recoveries — and more than 3,600 Madera County residents have been tested as free testing services become much more widely available around the county.

So far, Madera County has recorded three COVID-19-related fatalities, including a woman in her 80s who died Monday night (June 1) at Saint Agnes Hospital.

To check the most recent update from MCDPH, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, there were 128,397 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,604.

Nationwide, there have been more than 1.96 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Saturday (June 6) more than 111,000.

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