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Update: Mariposa County Reports 2 New COVID-19 Cases

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County health officials reported two new cases of COVID-19 Thursday — a man and a woman, both 57 years old, who contracted the virus through person-to-person transmission. The two latest cases are “directly related” to Mariposa County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus reported earlier this week, said a press release issued Thursday by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.

Both of the latest victims are in home isolation.

“The Contact Tracing team has made 24 additional contacts associated with the first positive case,” county health officials said Thursday.

“All contacts have been quarantined and symptomatic individuals were tested,” the release stated. “More positive cases are anticipated in the upcoming days. Additional information will be released as details become available.”

There is no evidence at this time of community transmission inside Mariposa County, health officials emphasized. “However, we remind everyone of the importance of following the ‘Stay at Home’ order issued by the Governor.”

Editor’s note: Late Thursday afternoon after this story was posted, county health officials issued this update regarding COVID-19.


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