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Death Total Hits 13 On Central, South Coasts From Coronavirus; More Than 660 Cases Diagnosed


The death toll has hit 13 on the Central and South Coasts as a result of the coronavirus crisis, with more than 660 diagnosed cases.

Three new deaths have been reported in Ventura County, bringing the county's total to 10.  Santa Barbara County has had two, and San Luis Obispo County one.  All of those who died were seniors with pre-existing health conditions.

There are now 665 confirmed coronavirus cases in the region.  Ventura County has 298, Santa Barbara County 260, and San Luis Obispo County 107.  

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.