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Overall total confirmed cases in Merced County surpasses 14,000

Three deaths reported in 24-hour period

(Merced County Public Health reports)

As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, there are 14,058 confirmed cases (+207 from Tuesday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 2,521 of those cases are active, and 201 have died.

Three deaths were reported since the last report 24 hours ago on Tuesday night. Those who passed include two females and one male. All were age 65 or older.

• As of Dec. 9, a total of 83,808 tests have been performed in Merced County: 14,058 of those tests are confirmed as positive cases.

• In California, there are 1,420,558 confirmed cases and 20,243 deaths.

• Current Risk Tier: Purple (Widespread). Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed.



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