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MCDPH Reports 25 Cases Thursday; Total at 566

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 566.

As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 226 currently active cases — and 335 recoveries. Thirteen of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.

Health officials also are currently “monitoring” 435 other people for COVID-19 — and have now tested nearly 9,200 county residents since the pandemic began.

Madera County registered its fifth COVID-19 related death last week, a man in his 80s who died Sunday night (June 21) 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 36 cases have now been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County foothills and mountain communities. One new case was confirmed in Reporting Area D over the past 24 hours, according to health department officials.

MCDPH will be closed Friday for the Independence Day holiday so the next update expected from the health department should come on Monday (July 6).

To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

Mariposa County reported no new cases on Thursday. The county’s total of 27 cases so far includes one fatality — and 18 recoveries.

Tulare, Fresno and Kings counties continue to see a surge in new cases. Fresno County reported 337 new cases Thursday and Tulare County added 198 new cases. 

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there were 242,854 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 6,205.

Nationally, there have been 2.74 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday afternoon, with the U.S. death toll from the virus at 130,000.

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