Death toll continues to mount from COVID-19 on Central, South Coasts; 27 additional deaths reported
There have now been more than 2200 COVID-19 related deaths in the region since start of pandemic.
The death toll from the pandemic continues to mount on the Central and South Coasts. 27 additional COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the Tri-Counties since Tuesday, moving the region’s total to 2282.
Ventura County is reporting 17 additional COVID-19 related deaths since Wednesday. San Luis Obispo County is reporting nine additional deaths.
And, Santa Barbara County had one new death to report Friday, bringing the county’s total since the start of the pandemic to an even 600.
Because the three counties report new case numbers in different ways, it’s hard to make direct comparisons. Ventura County has had an additional 2400 cases since Wednesday. Santa Barbara County had 1200 new cases reported for Friday.
But, hospitalizations are down in both counties. Health officials with both counties with the two counties think the surge has peaked.
It’s not as optimistic for San Luis Obispo County. It’s reporting 2680 new cases since Tuesday. The county’s daily average of 671 cases is its highest of the pandemic, and its hospitalization rate is also at its highest levels.