Coronavirus Numbers Top 430 On Central, South Coasts; Region Has Seven Related Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops 430. Ventura County has 189 cases, Santa Barbara County 152, and San Luis Obispo County 93, for a regional total of 434. There have been seven deaths in the region, but no new ones were reported Friday.

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The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops 430.

Ventura County has 189 cases, Santa Barbara County 152, and San Luis Obispo County 93, for a regional total of 434.

There have been seven deaths in the region, but no new ones were reported Friday. 

A strong storm system is headed to the Central and South Coast, one which could bring between one to three inches of rain to much of the region.

We’ll see increased clouds Saturday, but the storm won’t arrive until Sunday.  The Central Coast could start getting light rain early Sunday.  The South Coast will get its heaviest rainfall Sunday night into Monday.

Another South Coast city has announced new restrictions on park usage. Most of the City of Santa Barbara’s parks remain open. But now all picnic sites are closed, and all group activities are banned.

Amid all the cancellations of special events on the Central and South Coasts, one organization is actually announcing plans for a new one.

The Santa Maria Fairpark is going to have a new festival this fall. The event hasn’t been named yet.

Plans call for the unnamed event to be a hybrid of things you would normally find at the Fairpark’s Annual Strawberry Festival, which was postponed, and the Santa Barbara County Fair.

Jonathan Stanger is doing a lunchtime concert in the most unlikely of spots. He’s standing in the planter of a driveway to a shopping center just off of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, in Thousand Oaks, playing his saxophone. The professional musician normally performs at high end events, like parties and at estate showings. But, coronavirus has cleared is normally busy performance schedule.

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Coronavirus On The Central & South Coasts

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops 430.

Ventura County has 189 cases, Santa Barbara County 152, and San Luis Obispo County 93, for a regional total of 434.

There have been seven deaths in the region, but no new ones were reported Friday. 

Another South Coast city has announced new restrictions on park usage. Most of the City of Santa Barbara’s parks remain open. But now all picnic sites are closed, and all group activities are banned.

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops 400. Ventura County has 177 cases, Santa Barbara County 139, and San Luis Obispo County 89, for a regional total of 405. Ventura County has had a sixth death, a person in their 70’s with a pre-existing condition. There have been seven deaths in the region. Among the newest confirmed coronavirus cases is a City of Santa Barbara Police officer. The officer is reported to be at home recovering.

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