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Health Officials In The Valley Monitor At-Risk Individuals To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

Only two COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the San Joaquin Valley: one each in Madera and Fresno counties. Both are related to travel on Princess Cruises. To prevent further spread, public health departments are monitoring at-risk folks daily. Not every county publishes the number of monitored individuals, but from those that do in the San Joaquin Valley, about 40 individuals have been or are being monitored. About ten of those individuals were cleared after not presenting symptoms following two weeks of isolation. “We’re doing what’s called active monitoring, where we check in with patients every day, either by phone or in person to see how they’re doing,” said Dr. Simon Paul, an officer with the Madera County Public Health Department. Right now, the county is hoping to contain the disease by watching at-risk patients. That includes those who have recently traveled to a high-risk location, or had contact with those who have traveled to a high-risk location. If a case is confirmed,
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