One individual has tested positive for Covid-19 in Merced County.
Merced County Public Health Officer Dr. Kenneth Bird announced today that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. This is a travel-related case and was not acquired through community spread.
The individual is doing well and is isolating and recovering at home. The Merced County Department of Public Health is working to identify potential contacts. Based on information provided by the individual, Public Health staff will assess risks of exposure and contact any affected individuals.
A total of 37 people within Merced County have been tested within the public health system (one positive, 28 negative, 8 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 will be notified of any positive tests.
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