MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
The latest virus victims, six men and three women, range in age from a male under 20 to another male in his 80s, according to MCDPH.
Six of the new cases were contracted via person-to-person transmission, one via community spread and two other cases remain “under investigation,” health officials reported.
Including Monday’s newest cases, Madera County has now recorded a total of 172 cases.
According to MCDPH’s latest report, the county currently has 75 active COVID-19 cases, with the majority of those individuals in home isolation.
Five 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.
So far, Madera County has recorded three COVID-19-related fatalities, including a woman in her 80s who a week ago (June 1) at Saint Agnes Hospital.
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 have become much more widely available around the county.
To check the most recent update from MCDPH, click here.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 131,483 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,641.
Nationwide, there have now been more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Monday (June 8) reaching 113,000.