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Tulare County Public Health announced four new positive COVID-19 tests early Monday afternoon, bringing the total to 16.

“It’s important at this time that our community heed the governor’s order to shelter-at-home and ensure they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services. We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.” — Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County health officer

All of the individuals are at home under self-isolation, officials said.

The latest cases involved people from Dinuba, Porterville, Tulare, and Visalia. Public health staff began contact investigations this morning.

“It’s important at this time that our community heed the governor’s order to shelter-at-home and ensure they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services,” said Dr. Karen Haught, the Tulare county health officer. “We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.”

Ten of the 16 cases involved people who had traveled. Two resulted from person-to-person contact. And, four cases are under investigation, officials said.

123 Tulare County Residents Under Self-Quarantine

The county’s coronavirus website indicated that 123 people in Tulare County are under self-quarantine and being monitored by public health.

Public health officials in Tulare County continue to urge individuals to monitor their health closely and follow these tips:

  • Avoid all non-essential gatherings
  • If you are ill, stay home
  • If you are a member of a vulnerable population, stay home as much as possible
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice good hand and environment hygiene
  • If you are a person who has traveled outside the county or country, please call 2-1-1 to find about the potential need to self-quarantine
  • Call 2-1-1 if you have the symptoms of COVID-19, such as
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Inability to take in a deep breath
    • Other lower respiratory symptoms

Call 2-1-1 for Tulare County Hotline

Tulare County residents with urgent questions about or symptoms of COVID-19 can call 2-1-1, which is the information and resource hotline.

Although COVID-19 is occurring at the Tulare County Public Health Lab, results are only available through the testing physician, officials said.

Fresno County

Officials continue to report six positive tests, five of which are travel-related.

You can find the latest Fresno County coronavirus information at this link.

Kern County

The most southern San Joaquin Valley county has 12 confirmed cases — 11 residents and one visitor.

Health officials said Monday that there have been 185 negative tests. Another 292 tests are pending. Twenty-two returning travelers have completed monitoring.

The Kern County coronavirus page is at this link.

Kings County

There are no confirmed cases through Monday morning. The public health department has collected 67 samples and received 62 negative COVID-19 results. Eight individuals are being monitored.

The county asks anyone with coronavirus questions to call 559 584-1401 and press 6.

Kings County’s coronavirus page is at this link.

Madera County

There are five confirmed cases. One person who tested positive has recovered is no longer in isolation.

Madera County coronavirus information is at this link.

Mariposa County

There are no confirmed cases in Mariposa County. Officials report 23 people tested with 12 negatives. The results of 11 people are pending.

The county’s latest coronavirus information is at this link.

Stanislaus County

The county reported its ninth case Monday morning following three positive tests Sunday. Health officials say they are investigating whether the latest cases are community spread or involve contact with other coronavirus patients.

The county’s latest coronavirus information is at this link.

US Death, Case Totals Climb

As of 11:15 a.m. Monday, the United States had 42,161 confirmed coronavirus cases and 508 deaths.

There were 372,147 cases worldwide and 16,310 people had died from COVID-19.

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