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Officials Report 1 New Case Saturday; Total Cases Now 40

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health confirmed another new COVID-19 case on Saturday — a female in her 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus.

Madera County now has had 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases — and two deaths. The two county residents to die from COVID-19 were 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 11 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 is not being disclosed by officials who have not been releasing victims’ names, locations or 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 7 p.m. Saturday, there have been 42,351 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the statewide death toll now at 1,686.

Nationally, there have now been 938,072 confirmed cases, with the pandemic claiming the lives of 53,751 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker.

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