Coronavirus Update: Additional Cases, Fresno Extends Shelter-in-Place Order

The Fresno County Department of Public Health confirmed almost 20 additional cases of COVID-19 April 9 for a total of 173 cases.

The number of community spread cases have surged from 11 to 58 since April 1. Out of the remaining total cases, 36 were travel-related, 44 were spread person-to-person and 35 are still under investigation.

Fresno County’s death toll remained at three as no additional deaths were confirmed.

The FCDPH said 37 people in Fresno County have been hospitalized since the outbreak began. At least 10 of those people have recovered.

The FCDPH is currently monitoring 220 people of the contagious disease.

Similar to Clovis, Fresno announced April 10 that it would penalize those who violate its shelter-in-place-order, which it extended to May 6.

Fresno is also directing essential businesses to enforce strict social distancing and sanitizing standards, require employees to wear face masks and limit the amount of people allowed inside a business.

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.