CORONAVIRUS

Health care workers transport a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance at Life Care Center of Kirkland on Feb. 29, 2020 in Kirkland, Wash. (David Ryder/Getty Images/TNS)

Here’s a snapshot of 73 coronavirus cases and one death so far in the counties bordering Tuolumne County.

Tuolumne County is adjacent to seven counties. Clockwise from the north, they are Calaveras County, Alpine County, Mono County, Madera County, Mariposa County, Merced County and Stanislaus County.

Calaveras County - 3 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Alpine County - 1 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Mono County - 13 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Madera County - 21 confirmed cases, 1 death *

Mariposa County - 0 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Merced County - 10 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Stanislaus County - 35 confirmed cases, 0 deaths

Alpine County reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Monday this week. Madera County cases have jumped from 10 to 21 since Thursday last week, the day a Madera County man died of COVID-19. Cases in Mono, Merced and Stanislaus counties have more than doubled since Friday.

Statewide as of Tuesday afternoon, there were confirmed totals of 7,540 positive cases and 153 deaths in California, the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine coronavirus resource center reported.

* This is believed to be the first known coronavirus-related death in the San Joaquin Valley. The deceased was a man in his 60s who died March 26, three days after he tested positive for the virus, Juli Gregson, Madera County media coordinator said Friday in a phone interview. He had been suffering from underlying health conditions, according to the Madera County Department of Public Health. He is believed to have contracted the virus via person-to-person transmission.

 

Contact Guy McCarthy at gmccarthy@uniondemocrat.com or 588-4585. Follow him on Twitter at @GuyMcCarthy.

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