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Madera County Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths Over Weekend

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 135 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total number of confirmed cases countywide to 713 as of Sunday (July 5). Madera County also registered two more COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, increasing the total number of fatalities to seven since the pandemic began.

One of the victims who died this weekend was a man in his 60s who tested positive June 27 after experiencing symptoms. The other fatality was a man in his 40s who tested positive on June 24. He was hospitalized at Clovis Community after experiencing shortness of breath and died Saturday. 

The spike in new cases since late last week put Madera County onto the state’s COVID-19 watch list, prompting Governor Gavin Newsom to order all bars and indoor restaurant dining to close again for at least three weeks.

In their July 5 update, MCDPH reported 344 active cases, with 14 serious enough to require hospitalization. As of Sunday, there have been 362 recoveries and 10,600 county residents tested for the virus since the pandemic began. And in Reporting Area D, which includes the mountain communities of eastern Madera County, there had been 42 confirmed cases as of Sunday night.

At 7 p.m. Monday, MCDPH had yet to release statistics that included today’s updated case numbers.

To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

Mariposa County reported no new cases on Monday but did add four more cases over the weekend, raising the county’s total to 31 cases so far, including one fatality.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 271,035 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 6,443.

Nationally, there have been 2.99 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon, with the U.S. death toll from the virus up to 132,000.

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