Recovered person tests positive for COVID-19 as cases rise to 142 in Merced County

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Merced County rose to 142 on Sunday, six weeks after the first report of a county resident testing positive.

Two new cases were reported in a Sunday afternoon update from the Merced County Department of Public Health. Of the confirmed cases, 60 are active while 79 people have recovered and three have died.

The number of recovered patients was reduced by one after a recovered person became symptomatic and re-tested positive for COVID-19, according to health officials.

Los Banos and Merced have the most positive cases reported with 38 each, according to the county Health Department figures.

A total of 16 cases have been reported in Delhi, with nine in both Atwater and Livingston. The communities of Gustine and Winton have both recorded eight cases, according to health officials.

There have been 53,949 confirmed cases and 2,190 deaths statewide, the county Health Department stated.

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