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Fresno, Tulare Co. report additional coronavirus cases

Tulare County health officials announced four new cases of coronavirus Monday, bringing the total for the county to 16. 

Meanwhile, Fresno County announced seven new cases of coronavirus, bringing its total to 13, with one being travel-related, another being person-to-person contact, and the remaining five under investigation.

All four of the Tulare cases are travel related, officials said. Three of the individuals are between the ages of 18-25, and the fourth person is between 26-40. 

All four individuals are at home in self-isolation. 

Public health staff began contact investigations Monday morning, officials said. 

The communities impacted with positive coronavirus cases are Dinuba, Porterville, Tulare and Visalia. 

“It’s more important than ever that our community stays at home and ensures they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services,” said Dr. Karen Haught, County Public Health Officer, in a statement.  “We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.”

The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency continues to urge individuals to monitor their health closely and take the following precautions: 

  • Avoid all non-essential gatherings. 
  • If you are ill, stay home. 
  • If you are a member of a vulnerable population, stay home as much as possible. 
  • Practice social distancing. 
  • Practice good hand and environment hygiene. 
  • If you are a person who has traveled outside the county or country, please call 2-1-1 to find out about the potential need to self-quarantine. 
  • Please call 2-1-1 if you have the symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, inability to take a deep breath and other lower respiratory symptoms. 
Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at [email protected]