COVID-19 Update: Fresno County Surpasses 450 cases

The Fresno County Department of Public Health reported additional cases of COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the county’s total to 458 as of Monday morning, April 27.

Fresno has the most cases in the county, with 242 total. Clovis had one case, totaling 37 cases. Additional cases were reported in Sanger as well, bringing the city’s total to 25.

Seven people have died from the disease. No new deaths have been reported since April 15.

According to the FCDPH, 203 of the cases were community spread or originated from an unknown source, 44 were travel related, 172 were spread by close contact and 39 are still under investigation.

More than 6,100 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Fresno County. A total of 160 people have recovered from the disease, accounting for almost 35 percent of the total amount of infections, and 90 people have been hospitalized. There are 291 active cases.

Fresno’s shelter-in-place order is set to expire May 6. Last week, county interim health officer Dr. Rais Vohra said he expected the reopening of the economy to be slow but steady.

The City of Clovis announced April 24 that it is allowing pet groomers to reopen.

The City also postponed its annual memorial run, which was slated to take place May 25, to the fall.

Clovis continues to follow Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter-in-place-order, which was issued March 19.

Ron Camacho
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.