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MCDPH Reports 31 New Cases Tuesday; Total Jumps to 519

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 519. As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 210 active cases — and 304 recoveries. Twelve of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.

Health officials also are currently “monitoring” 412 other people for COVID-19 — and have now tested nearly 8,600 county residents since the pandemic began.

Mariposa County reported one new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The county’s total of 26 cases so far includes one fatality — and 17 recoveries — with county officials reportedly awaiting more than 100 pending test results after a staff member at Mariposa County’s only hospital, John C. Fremont Healthcare District, tested positive last week for COVID-19.

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 34 cases have now been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County foothills and mountain communities. Two new cases were confirmed in Reporting Area D over the past 24 hours, according to health department officials.

To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there were 226,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 6,012 — including 126 deaths in Tulare County and 73 deaths in Fresno County.

On Monday, Los Angeles County registered its highest single-day total of new cases since the pandemic began. A day earlier, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars to close again in L.A. County as well as in a number of other hotspots including Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties.

On Monday, Arizona’s governor also reversed course and ordered all the state’s bars, nightclubs, waterparks and gyms to close again for at least a month.

Gov. Newsom said at a Tuesday press conference that later in the week he planned to announce heightened COVID-19-related restrictions and stepped up enforcement for the July 4th holiday weekend.

Nationwide, there have been 2.67 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Tuesday passing 129,000.

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