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Two more COVID-19 related deaths reported in Merced County since yesterday.

14th and 15th deaths include one male age 50 to 64 with no underlying health conditions.

(Public Health press release)

Death toll in COVID-19 pandemic reaches 15 in Merced County

Today, the Merced County Department of Public Health confirmed the 14th and 15th deaths related to COVID-19.


The 14th death was a male Merced County resident between the ages of 50 and 64 with no underlying health conditions.


Information on the 15th death is not available as of the publication of this report.



Safety campaign aimed at farmworker communities

Merced County health officials are engaging in a public education campaign at migrant farmworker communities, flea markets, and other locations in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in higher risk settings.

This effort includes distribution of hand sanitizer, face masks, and materials detailing preventative safety measures.



As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, there are 2,260 confirmed cases (+77 fromTuesday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 1,159 of those cases are active, and 15 have died.


As of July 14, a total of 19,885 tests have been performed in Merced County: 17,403 negatives, 2,183 positives, and 299 still pending.

In California, there are 343,843 confirmed cases and 7,226 deaths.



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