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Surge Continues: MCDPH Reports 73 New Cases; Total Jumps to 488

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 488. Monday’s update represents new cases confirmed Saturday, Sunday and today.

The surge in new cases at the start of a new week follows Madera County’s worst week since the pandemic began — and appears to be confirmation the virus has yet to peak and is still spreading rapidly.

As of 4 p.m. today, MCDPH was reporting a total of 191 active cases — and 292 recoveries. Twelve of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.

Health officials also are currently “monitoring” 398 other people for COVID-19 — and have tested more than 8,300 county residents since the pandemic began.

Mariposa County reported two new coronavirus cases on Monday. The county’s total of 25 cases so far includes one fatality — and 17 recoveries — with county officials reportedly awaiting more than 100 pending test results.

Last week (June 25), a staff member at Mariposa County’s only hospital, John C. Fremont Healthcare District, tested positive for COVID-19.

Madera County registered its fifth COVID-19 related death last week, a man in his 80s who died Sunday night (June 21) at Madera Community Hospital. The victim, who had underlying health conditions, originally tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8.

According to MCDPH’s data dashboard, a total of 32 cases have now been confirmed in Reporting Area D — which includes the eastern Madera County foothills and mountain communities. Four new cases were added in Reporting Area D since Friday, according to health department officials.

To check the latest MCDPH update, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 222,059 confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, with the total number of deaths statewide now at 5,975 — including 122 deaths in Tulare County and 72 deaths in Fresno County.

On Monday, Los Angeles County registered its highest single-day total of new cases. A day earlier, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars to close again in L.A. County as well as in a number of other hotspots including Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties. On Monday, Arizona also reversed course and ordered all bars, nightclubs and waterparks to close again for at least a month.

Nationwide, there have now been 2.64 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with the U.S. death toll on Monday passing 128,000.

According to CNN, on Monday only two states — Connecticut and Rhode Island — were reporting a decline in new COVID-19 cases.

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  1. It has arrived and is now infecting our mountain community. Everyone at one fast food restaurant got it and a manager at a local grocery store has it.

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