With Independence Day just around the corner and an untold number of people heading to the foothills for summer recreation, Madera County continues to see an uptick in the number of patients testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.
As of Monday, June 29, the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) says some 8,380 individuals have been tested for Covid-19, and 488 tests have returned with positive results. Five people have died from the disease in Madera County since March, while 292 individuals are said to have recovered from the illness as of that date.
Twelve people are currently hospitalized and 191 cases are said to be active.
In reporting Area D, which covers Eastern Madera County and beyond, just 32 people are reported to have contracted the virus as of Monday, according to MCDPH.
Free drive-through testing continues on designated days at various locations in Madera County, while a permanent testing location remains at the Madera Fairgrounds.
For more information on Covid-19 in Madera County visit maderacounty.com.