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MCDPH Reports 2 New Cases on Sunday; County Total Rises to 106

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 106.

Madera County has seen 22 new cases in the last week, a spike the County’s health director called “concerning. We’re watching that closely,” added Sara Bosse, noting that since the pandemic began, the county has been averaging between 0 and 2 cases a day. The County has increased testing in recent days, which could be one of the factors contributing to the spike in new cases.

Sunday’s newest cases involve two males under 20 who both contracted the virus via community spread, according to MCDPH. One is hospitalized and one is in home isolation.

MCDPH also reported Sunday that 28 cases remain “active” while 76 county residents who contracted the virus have now recovered. Five of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.

Starting this coming week, Bosse said MCDPH officials expect to begin reporting more specific geographical information regarding where virus victims are located within the county, a change in policy permitted by State officials since the total number of cases countywide has passed a key threshold.

Two Madera County residents, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s, died in late March from COVID-19. Both of those victims reportedly had underlying health conditions.

For the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, there were 111,776 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,171.

Nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 1.82 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll surpassing 106,000 on Sunday.

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