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San Luis Obispo County has its first monkeypox case

Ventura County its first diagnosed case of Monkeypox.
San Luis Obispo County has its first diagnosed case of the monkeypox virus.

Total number of confirmed cases in Tri-Counties hits 15.

San Luis Obispo County is reporting its first case of the monkeypox virus.

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials think the person contracted the virus from another area, and not locally. They are doing contact tracing to see if anyone else was infected.

It brings the total of known cases in the Tri-Counties to 15. Ventura County is reporting 11 cases, and Santa Barbara County — three.

Nearly 2,000 cases have been confirmed statewide. No deaths have been reported from the virus in California. Most people who get it become better in about two weeks without treatment.

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.