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Merced County reports 12 death in COVID-19 pandemic

79 new confirmed cases reported since yesterday


Today, the Merced County Department of Public Health confirmed the 12th death related to

The Merced County resident was a female over the age of 65 with underlying
health conditions.

As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, there are 1,702 confirmed cases (+79 from
Tuesday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 961 of those
cases are 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 282,297 confirmed cases and 6,564 deaths.




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