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Surge Continues: Madera County Tops 1,000 COVID-19 Cases

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 40 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, boosting the total number of cases countywide to 1003. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, MCDPH was reporting 461 active cases — and 563 recoveries.

A recently added note on MCDPH’s website states that due to “state standardization” under the new Cal CONNECT system, Madera County’s daily reports now reflect the prior day’s statistics.

According to MCDPH, thirteen people with coronavirus are currently hospitalized while Madera County has registered nine COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began in March, including another death in the last week.

According to the most recent statistics, a total of 13,232 county residents have been tested for COVID-19. And according to MCDPH’s data dashboard, there have been a total of 54 confirmed cases in Reporting Area D, which includes the foothill and mountain communities of eastern Madera County.

To check the latest update from MCDPH, click here.

No new cases were reported Tuesday in Mariposa County, which has seen a total of 32 cases, 25 recoveries and one death from COVID-19.

There have been 343,199 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 7,221.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County set a one-day record for both new cases and hospitalizations as the virus continues to surge across the Golden State, prompting Governor Newsom on Monday to roll back reopening plans in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch list. Madera County was added to the state’s watch list last week, joining Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Merced counties and two dozen other more populous counties around California.

Nationally, there have now been 3.48 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the U.S. death toll from the virus passing 138,000 on Tuesday.

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