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COVID stats in Merced County show surging numbers; Five deaths reported in one day

Confirmed cases up 269 from Thursday

(Latest data from Merced County Public Health)

Merced County Public Health reported on Friday afternoon five more COVID-related deaths in a day’s time.

Since Thursday, four females and one male, all over the age of 65, were reported in “COVID-related deaths.”

Two of the people who passed away were reported with “underlying symptoms.”

As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020, there are 12,891 confirmed cases (+269 from Thursday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County.

Approximately 1,905 of those cases are active.


And 191 have died.


As of Dec. 4, a total of 79,866 tests have been performed in Merced County: 12,891 of those tests are confirmed as positive cases. These figures include testing through both the commercial and public health lab systems.

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