As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County, according to a press release.

A total of 24 people within Merced County have been tested within the public health system, and those tests have either come back negative or are still pending. That number does not include additional testing through the commercial lab system, hospitals and clinics. Although the Merced County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) isn’t provided numbers on how many tests go through those systems, MCDPH would have been notified of any positive tests.

In California, there are 573 active cases, 11 deaths and six recoveries.

United States has 6,423 confirmed cases, 108 deaths, and others pending, according to John Hopkins University.