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Imperial County hits new highest one-day spike for new coronavirus cases


More than 1,000 coronavirus cases now confirmed in the Valley

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Imperial County has passed two more unfortunate coronavirus milestones. On Thursday it saw it's highest one-day spike in new cases. It also surpassed the 1,000 case mark.

Imperial County health officials have confirmed another 91 positive test results. That brings the countywide case total to 1,076. It's the second day in a row, the county's set such a dismal record. On Wednesday, the county reported 83 more cases.

In addition, the Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) reports three more deaths from the virus, bringing the total number of virus-related casualties to 21.

On a positive note, 467 people have recovered from the illness.

Here's a look at the latest statistics from ICPHD:

Coronavirus in Imperial County

Overview of Cases
Positive Cases1,076
Patients Tested7,567
Active Cases588

California currently has more than 86,000 cases of coronavirus. The illness has killed nearly 3,501 Californians.

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