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County's death toll from COVID-19 continues to grow
After a weekend of no reported deaths from COVID-19 in Stanislaus County, the health services agency added seven new names to the toll as of Tuesday, bringing the toll to 317 deaths in the county.
As of Tuesday, Stanislaus County has recorded 16,052 cases of COVID-19, with 488 of those presumed active, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency. There have been 15,247 people presumed recovered from the coronavirus. Within the last 24 hours the county recorded 28 new cases and four deaths.
Stanislaus County has conducted 97,591 COVID-19 tests and currently has a testing positivity rate of 16.4 percent.
There are currently 109 people hospitalized in Stanislaus County with COVID-19, with 35 of those in ICU. As of Tuesday, the total hospital bed availability in Stanislaus County was at 35 percent. The ICU bed availability is at 6.9 percent.
Stanislaus County remains in the purple tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, meaning COVID-19 is widespread. The seven-day average number of new COVID-19 positive cases per day per 100,000 residents was at 9.6. The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases divided by the total number of viable test results is at 5.6 percent.
In order to move into a less restrictive tier, a county must meet that tier’s criteria for two straight weeks.
Modesto has recorded 5,756 cases, followed by Turlock with 2,119. Ceres has had 1,955, District 5 has 988, District 3 has 886 and Riverbank has 786 cases. Patterson is at 754 cases, followed by District 2 at 705, Oakdale 339, District 1 at 332 and Newman at 321 cases. Waterford has recorded 225 cases, Hughson 140 cases and District 4 has had 100 cases.

California has 760,013 confirmed cases to date. There have been 14,451 COVID-19 deaths in California since the start of the pandemic.