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Tulare Co. confirms sixth, seventh coronavirus cases

Tulare County health officials announced Thursday that two more people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the count up to 7.

Officials said that the sixth case is a person between the ages of 18-24. They do not know how the individual contracted the virus.

The seventh case is an individual between the ages of 25-40. The individual contracted the virus through traveling.

Both individuals were tested at Kaweah Delta Hospital.

“Though cases may be expanding, but our actions can slow the spread of the virus,” said health official Dr. Karen Haught in a press release. “Although we are used to coming together during a crisis, for this particular health crisis we do need to stay apart to help slow the spread of this illness.”

In a statement, the county said additional information regarding the new cases are pending completion of an investigation.

“Our community should understand that we are at a higher level of risk, and they should take precautions wherever you go,” the county said.

Officials urge people to call 2-1-1 if they have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, inability to take in 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 daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.