COVID Update: Four Additional Cases Reported

The Fresno County Department of Public Health reported 4 additional cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the county’s total to 315. 

Three of the new cases were reported in Clovis, bringing the town’s total to 33. The City of Fresno still has the highest amount in the county, with 166 cases. 

Out of the total number of cases, 115 were community spread or originated from an unknown source, 41 were travel related, 105 were spread by close contact and 54 are still under investigation. 

According to the FCDPH, 4,747 tests have been conducted in Fresno County since the outbreak began in March. That means 6.6% of those who were tested were positive for COVID-19. Eighty-five have recovered from the disease so far, accounting for about 27%, and 70 (22.2%) have been hospitalized. 

The number of deaths remains at seven. 

The Clovis City Council will discuss its response to the ongoing crisis at its meeting tonight at 6 p.m. The meeting will not be physically open to the public, but residents can still attend online via WebEx and submit questions or comments on the city’s website.

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.