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Nine New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported On Central, South Coasts

Centers for Disease Control
125 people are hospitalized in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties Wednesday as a result of COVID-19

173 new cases of the coronavirus documented in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Even as we continue to see a drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on the Central and South Coasts, the death toll related from the virus continues to grow.

Nine new deaths were reported Wednesday. Ventura County had seven, and Santa Barbara County two. And, 125 people are hospitalized in the two counties as a result of the virus.

Ventura County had 121 new documented cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and Santa Barbara County had 53.

San Luis Obispo County only issues updated numbers on Tuesday and Fridays.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.