Tulare County has now had more than 200 COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus

VISALIA, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Tulare health officials confirmed Friday the 11th death from COVID-19 in the county, plus they announced an additional 16 new cases — bringing the total to 203.

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According to health officials, the person died on April 9. and was over 65 years of age. It is not known how the individual contracted COVID-19.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family who lost their loved one due to COVID-19. Social distancing is the most important tool community members can use to avoid getting or giving COVID-19.”

Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Public Health Officer

Out of the 203 cases, 22 were travel-related, 133 were a result of person-to-person contact, and 48 were under investigation.

Eleven people have been reported to have recovered in the county.

The county said 338 people were under self-quarantine and being monitored by Tulare County Public Health officials.

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