Five more confirmed coronavirus cases in Merced County, California


Five new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Saturday in Merced County, bringing the total number of people who tested positive for the virus to 64.

As no new patient deaths or recoveries were reported, these totals remained 3 and 16 respectively.

Based on information from people who test positive, staff at the Merced County Public Health Service will continue to assess the risks of exposure and contact the affected people.

Due to privacy laws, identifying information related to positive cases cannot be released.

There were 857 new cases of COVID-19 in California early Saturday evening with 39 new deaths. This brings the total to 21,336 cases in the state with 594 deaths.

Elsewhere in the central valley of San Joaquin

Fresno County has exceeded 200 confirmed cases after 10 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Figures updated on the health department website also show that 49 of the 201 cases involve hospitalized patients at some point.

There have been five deaths in the county and 31 people have recovered (those who were cleared in the laboratory or cleared by methods not used in the laboratory).

Kings County reported its first death on Saturday. There are a total of 10 cases.

Mariposa County has still had no positive results from its 75 tests, five of which are pending. Madera County also stayed at 32 cases.

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