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Madera, Mariposa Counties Report New Cases; Another Victim Hospitalized

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported a single new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The latest case involves a man in his 30s who is currently hospitalized. Authorities say they are investigating how the case was transmitted.

There have now been 55 total cases in Madera County, with 18 of those cases currently classified as “active.”

Thirty-five local COVID-19 victims are now fully recovered while another man in his 70s also remains hospitalized in Madera County.

Due to privacy laws, health officials are not disclosing the condition of the victims, including those hospitalized — and also have not been releasing specific cities, towns or rural locations within the county of coronavirus victims.

Since the pandemic began nearly two months ago, two county residents have died from COVID-19 — a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. Both reportedly had underlying health conditions.

In Wednesday’s update, MCDPH officials said they are now “monitoring” 69 additional individuals for COVID-19.

For the latest MCDPH update, click here.

Also on Wednesday, Mariposa County reported another confirmed case, bringing the total number of cases there so far to 15. 

As of 4 p.m Wednesday, there have been 60,222 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 2,449.

According to Johns Hopkins’ coronavirus tracker, nationwide there have now been more than 1.2 million confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of more than 73,000 Americans.

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