The Merced County Department of Public Health reported one new COVID-19 related death and 195 new cases Thursday.
A total of 186 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Merced County since the start of the pandemic.
The latest death was a woman over 65 years old. It was unknown if she had underlying health conditions.
Merced County has now had 12,622 laboratory confirmed cases. New daily infections are now regularly tallying over the 100 case threshold in Merced County. The growing number of positive test results are climbing toward the record-setting days reported during the summer case spike, when new daily infections sometimes came to more than 200 and 300.
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