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MCDPH Reports 13 More Cases Thursday, Boosting Total to 383

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 383. Seven of the 13 new cases reported Thursday were transmitted via “community spread,” health officials said.

As of 4 p.m. today, MCDPH was reporting a total of 137 active cases — and 241 recoveries.

Health officials are currently “monitoring” 416 other people for COVID-19 — and have tested more than 7,300 county residents since the pandemic began.

Mariposa County reported no new coronavirus cases Thursday. The county’s total of 21 cases so far includes one fatality — and 17 recoveries. But Mariposa County’s only hospital, John C. Fremont Healthcare District reported on Thursday that one of its clinic staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

Madera County registered its fifth COVID-19 related death last week, a man in his 80s who died Sunday night at Madera Community Hospital. The victim, who had underlying health conditions, originally tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8.

According to MCDPH’s data dashboard, a total of 28 cases have now been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County foothills and mountain communities. No new cases were added over the past 24 hours to Reporting Area D, according to MCDPH.

MCDPH’s dashboard also shows that the 21-40 year old age group has been the hardest hit by COVID-19, with 156 of the county’s total 383 cases so far falling into that demographic. One of Thursday’s latest confirmed cases, a man in his 20s, is hospitalized, one of a dozen active cases currently requiring hospitalization.To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there were 197,588 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 5,750, including 119 deaths in Tulare County and 71 deaths in Fresno County.

Nationwide, there have now been more than 2.46 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Thursday passing 126,000.

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