Stanislaus County has trailed behind other areas marred by the coronavirus, and now infections are increasing in the county and its nine cities.
In the past week, county public health reported 68 new cases of people sickened by COVID-19, after the county caseload had remained under 100 for a month.
Since a shortage of supplies limits testing to those with worsening symptoms, it means 24 more people in Modesto wrestling with the dangerous respiratory illness and capable of spreading it to others. Ceres and Turlock had 10 and 8 new cases, respectively, and the unincorporated area had 9.
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