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ing requirements for- mally lifted. Also gone is the state's color-coded tiering system which have been in place for a good portion of the pandemic, which broke out on a notable basis in March 2020.
Both Fresno and Tu- lare counties had re- mained in orange (mod- erate) tier statuses, meaning capacity at businesses such as res- taurants had been limit- ed to 50 percent. With the color tier system gone, restaurants can go back to full indoor dining and entertainment like mov- ies, shows and sports can return to full capacity.
Fresno County's new case numbers had dropped to a level of about two percent per 100,000 people by this week, and Fresno Coun- ty's total case numbers grew by less than 160 for the week. Hospitaliza- tions dropped by 12 in Fresno County and three in Tulare County, with just one person dying from symptoms connect- ed to the virus last week.
Vaccinations also continued to increase in both regions. Fresno County showed nearly 23,000 additional par- tial doses; with 364,689 people having been fully vaccinated.
The state's new guidelines regarding
masks allows for all peo- ple who have been vacci- nated to go without any face coverings in many settings. The state con- tinues to require people to be masked while on public transit and in airports, bus stations, public schools and other youth settings, health- care settings and cor- rectional facilities.
One other notable requirement likely to take place this week is in cooling centers. High temperatures are ex- pected to exceed 110 de- grees this weekend.
The state continues to require people who haven't been vaccinated to wear masks in all pub- lic indoor settings.
 As of the most recent update on Tuesday, June 15, there had been 102,795 confirmed cases (1.2 percent positive rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) out of 1,301,613 tests in Fresno County, with 1,719 deaths and 58 hospitalizations.
and 13 deaths. Del Rey was at 307 cases (900 in region) while Fowler had 1,256 cases (1,000 in the city) and 21 deaths through June 8. The region that includes Squaw Valley, Dunlap and Miramonte had 316 total cases on the new data surveillance website through June 15. The county doesn't list recoveries in its surveillance data.
Among Mid Valley Times cities in the county through June 15 (Fresno County's new dashboard surveillance is providing updates for regions rather than cities; and not updates have been given for about a month), the Sanger region remains with the most total overall positive cases with 6,102 (4,500 in the city proper) and 63 deaths with no recent updates from the FCDPH website. Through the June 15 update, Reedley (including immediate surrounding rural areas) still showed 4,454 cases (3,500 in the city proper) and 72 deaths; Parlier was at 2,970 (2,500 in city) cases with 37 deaths and Orange Cove had 1,500 (2,820 regional) cases
In Tulare County, there was an adjusted total of 49,734 confirmed cases (123 active, down 21 for the week) of COVID-19 with 849 deaths and 6 people hospitalized as of Tuesday, June 15. Breakdowns by cities/regions through June 15 show 4,256 cases (just 4 in the past three weeks) in Dinuba, 1,485 in Orosi, 752 in Cutler, 273 in Traver, 61 in the rural area south of Reedley and 24 in the rural area southeast of Orange Cove.
COVID-19 update
An adjusted total of 48,762 people (98 percent) in Tulare County were listed as recovered as of June 15.
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Sanger High's Luke Dillon drove to the basket against Bakersfield Christian on June 9 in the Apaches' 77-66 Division II semifinal playff loss. Senior graduate Dillon scored a game-high 24 points. finishing as the school record-holder in career assists and No. 2 in career points.
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Jon Dillon had 23 points for the Apaches, eight in the opening quarter, and made 11 of 12 free throws. Luke Dil- lon finished as Sanger High's all-time assists leader and second on the career scoring list.
Bakersfield Christian went on to win the sec- tion title by a 56-55 win over No. 3 seed Nipomo High on June 11.
TRACK AND FIELD Apaches qualify 27 for section masters meet
County Metro Athlet- ic Conference champion Sanger High is sending 27 total qualifiers — 14 boys and 13 girls — to the Central Section grand masters meet on Saturday, June 10, at Bu- chanan High's Veterans
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rors, but a baserunner was called out for leav- ing second base early on a pitch. Dinuba's had two runners on base in both the fifth and sixth in- nings, the latter with one out, but came up empty against Torres.
On June 8, Sanger won at No. 8 Hanford by a 9-3 score as Malia Al- varez went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI. Kiarra Cueva add- ed three hits and a dou- ble while Leah Estrada belted a two-run double. Torres struck out 10 and scattered five hits for the pitching win.
Reedley High (11-7) had its season end with a 5-4 home loss to Lem- oore in a Division III opening round matchup on June 8. In Division V, Orange Cove (16-6) downed Immanuel (9-
Stadium in Clovis. Sanger's contingent is
led by East Area cham- pions in senior Jayden Olea (boys 1600, 3200 meters), junior Emanuel Salas (boys 800), junior Daylah Gonzalez (girls 100), senior Rebeca Coronado (girls 800), junior Sienna Bianchi (girls 1600), senior McK- aley Yost (girls 100 hur- dles) and the girls 4x400 relay team of senior Kal- ey Cardenas, sophomore Leah Mendibles, Bianchi and Coronado.
In addition, Orange Cove junior Graciala Tapia qualified for the masters meet in the girls shot put with a second place finish at the June 9 East Area meet in Exeter.
Field events begin at 4 p.m., with the first run- ning event scheduled for 5 p.m.
14) in the first round on June 8 before losing, 4-2, at home to Bakersfield Christian on June 10.
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Hailee Zapien, junior infielder-pitcher, drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning single as the Emperors defeated Sanger High, 1-0, in a Central Section Division III softball quarterfinal game on June 10. Zapien has played in all 21 games as of June 14, and is batting .391 with seven doubles, two home runs and a team-leading 23 RBI.

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