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New Case Sunday Brings County Total to 41

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported a new COVID-19 case on Sunday — a man in his 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus.

A woman in her 40’s was confirmed with the virus on Saturday and local health officials are trying to determine how she contracted COVID-19 too.

Madera County now has had 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with two cases proving to be fatal for a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. Both reportedly had underlying heath conditions.

Mariposa County has yet to report a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Of the 12 current “active” cases, two of the victims have been hospitalized for two weeks, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s. Their current health status has not been disclosed by officials who are not releasing victims’ names, locations or additional specific details regarding their condition.

In their most recent update, MCDPH officials said they are “monitoring” 81 individuals for COVID-19.

MCDPH also reported Saturday that 27 people around Madera County who have had the virus are now fully recovered. 

For the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, there have been 43,541 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 1,718.

Los Angeles County, which has seen 916 deaths, reported 18 new fatalities on Sunday, with health officials there saying “poor” people are three times more likely to die from COVID-19.

Nationally, there have now been 964,937 confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of 54,841 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker.

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