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Spike: Madera County Reports 24 New Cases in Past 48 Hours


MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 12 more new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, adding to the dozen cases reported Wednesday — with the past 48 hours seeing the single-largest two-day spike of new cases since the pandemic began in March.

The county has now reported a total of 141 cases, with 49 of those cases currently active. To date, 89 local virus victims have already made a full recovery.

Thursday’s latest victims — like Wednesday’s — included five males and seven females. According to MCDPH, all contracted the virus through person-to-person contact with another confirmed virus victim.

So far, the county has recorded three COVID-19 fatalities, including a woman in her 80s who died Monday night at Saint Agnes Hospital.

While some national publications appear to be reporting more specific geographic locations of virus victims in every U.S county, on its website, MCDPH notes: “According to The Health Officer Practice Guide for Communicable Disease Control in California, the volume of cases currently does not allow us to report numbers of cases by geographic area while protecting the privacy of residents.”

But MCDPH Director Sarah Bosse did note last week that the overall number of cases countywide is nearing the threshold for local officials to begin reporting more detailed geographic information in their daily updates.

To check the most recent update from MCDPH, click here.

Meanwhile, around the Valley, new cases also are on the rise.

On Thursday, Fresno County reported 70 new cases and 3 more deaths while Tulare County saw 57 new cases and 2 more deaths in the past 24 hours. Fresno County has had 2,014 cases and a total of 40 deaths. Tulare County has had 2,083 COVID-19 cases and 92 deaths.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there were 122,167 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 4,444.

Nationwide, there have been more than 1.91 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Thursday passing 110,000.

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