COVID-19 Update: Cases Jump By 35

The Fresno County Department Of Public Health reported another spike in COVID-19 cases Thursday, April 23, bringing the county’s total to 419.

That is up 35 cases from the previous day.

Two more cases were reported in Clovis, bringing its total amount to 36. Fresno continues to see its cases surge, as the city now has 226 cases. Sanger also saw an uptick in cases, bringing the town to 23 cases.

Seven people have died from the disease.

Out of the total number of cases, 166 were community spread or originated from an unknown source, 43 were travel related, 145 were spread by close contact and 65 are still under investigation.

Recoveries are on the rise as well, as the FCDPH reported that 22 patients have overcome the virus. A total of 154 people have recovered from the virus in Fresno county.

There are currently 258 active cases.

The FCDPH is partnering with UC San Francisco to hold a virtual town hall at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, on Facebook Live.

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.