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Coronavirus cases skyrocket in Merced County

Govenor announces more closures of businesses, places of worship

(Information from Merced County’s Public Health Department)

Today, Governor Newsom announced the closure of additional business sectors due to

increases in hospitalizations, ICU patients, and positivity rate.

In addition to the statewide closure indoor operations at restaurants, bars and wineries, museums, and various

entertainment venues, counties on the monitoring list (which includes Merced County) must

also close indoor operations for fitness centers, worship services, offices in non-critical

sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops, and malls.


As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, there were 2,082 total, overall, confirmed cases (+198 from Friday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County since counting began last spring.  
Approximately 1,130 of those cases are considered “active,” and 12 have died.


• As of July 7, a total of 17,136 tests have been performed in Merced County: 15,242

negatives, 1,623 positives, and 271 still pending. These figures include testing through both

the commercial and public health lab systems. (Testing figures reported on a weekly basis.

•  In California, there are 323,344 confirmed cases and 7,040 deaths.


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