Newman, Gustine each eclipse 200 cases

Newman and Gustine have each recorded more than 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to public health dashboards in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

As of Monday, according to the Merced County Public Health Department website, the community had 201 confirmed cases, up from 181 a week earlier. Any individual who lists a Gustine address, including rural areas, is listed in the Gustine community case total.

Stanislaus County has resumed its dashboard updates, which were temporarily suspended due to delays in the statewide electronic case reporting system.

As of Monday, Newman had 260 confirmed cases. That is up from 148 cases in the first week of August.

Those figures represent confirmed cases to date since the start of the pandemic, not active COVID-19 cases.

Newman fire

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department and West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Newman station responded to 29 calls for service from Aug. 14-20.

The responses included two fire assists, three vegetation fires, one motor vehicle collision, one fire out, four public assists, 13 medical aid calls, two other types of calls, one structure fire, one vehicle fire and one potential structure fire.

West Side weather

Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following high/low temperatures for the past week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are taken at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, Aug. 17: 111/79

Tuesday, Aug. 18: 102/88

Wednesday, Aug. 19: 98/75

Thursday, Aug. 20: 89/70

Friday, Aug. 21: 88/62

Saturday, Aug. 22: 90/61

Sunday, Aug. 23: 91/66