MERCED (BLJ) – Merced Public Health Department on May 9 reported 163 cases (17 new) and three dead. The double digit increase in cases in a couple of days is undoubtedly due to more testing. But the testing is still very inadequate and if the city and county politicians have their way, it will continue to be inadequate.
California reported 64,532 cases (834 new) and 2,630 deaths (351 new since May 6).
The United States reported 1,338,988 cases (25,190 new) and 79,522 deaths (1,597 new).