Tulare County sees 146 new COVID-19 recoveries, 27 new cases, 2 new deaths


TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Tulare County health officials Wednesday reported two new COVID-19 related deaths, 146 new recoveries and 27 new cases in the county.

That brings the county’s overall cases to 1,268 and deaths to 54.

The new cases were reported by the county’s Public Health Branch.


Out of the 1,268 cases, 571 were person to person/contact, 28 were travel-related, and 669 were under investigation.

Health officials say 318 have recovered from COVID-19.

The county said 1,003 people were under self-quarantine and are monitored by Tulare County Public Health officials.

If any Tulare County resident suspects they have COVID-19 or may have come into contact with a person who has COVID-19, or have questions can call 211.

Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency also released a website (click here) detailing where in the county COVID-19 cases are being reported.

There was no information available on the number of COVID-19 tests performed in Tulare County.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

The vast majority of people recover.

Here are the symptoms of the virus compared with the common flu.

One of the best ways to prevent spread of the virus is washing your hands with soap and water. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend first washing with warm or cold water and then lathering soap for 20 seconds to get it on the backs of hands, between fingers and under fingernails before rinsing off.

You should wash your phone, too. Here’s how.

Note: COVID-19 data updates often. The numbers in this story were accurate at the time of this writing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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