Coronavirus Update: 83 Cases Confirmed in Fresno County

The Fresno County Public Health Dept. has confirmed 14 additional positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 1. (Envato Elements)

The Fresno County Department of Public health confirmed 14 additional cases of COVID-19 April 1, bringing the total number of cases to 82.

Out of the total amount of cases, 11 were spread person-to-person, 14 were community spread, 20 were travel-related and 37 are still under investigation.

Officials say 66 of the 82 cases are in the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area and 16 are in the remaining area of Fresno County.

A total of 1,650 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Fresno County, 185 of which were carried out by the FCDPH.

The FCDPH’s Communicable Disease Investigation Program is currently monitoring 438 individuals for the disease.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Fresno County, though Tulare County reported its second death April 1. Tulare County reported 59 cases total.

Valley-wide cases climbed to nearly 200 cases, as Madera County reported 25 cases, Merced reported 12, Kings County reported 5 and Kern County reported 139 cases.

According to the California Department of Public Health, there were 8,155 cases of COVID-19 in California as of March 31. A total of 171 people have died from the disease.

Several Fresno area leaders will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis at an online discussion hosted by the Fresno Bee April 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Speakers include Clovis Unified School District Superintendent Eimear O’Farrell; state Sen. Andreas Borgeas, Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula; Fresno State President Joseph Castro; and Fresno City College President Carole Goldsmith.

Ron Camacho was born and raised in Clovis. He attended Clovis High School and graduated from CSU Fresno in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. Before joining the Roundup, Ron wrote for Pollstar Magazine and the Sanger Herald. He has a deep appreciation for the arts and is a lover of music, cinema and storytelling. When he’s not busy looking for his next story, Ron enjoys taking weekend expeditions to the beach or mountains to practice landscape photography.