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Coronavirus Case Total On Central, South Coasts Jumps Past 7000 Mark, With More Than 280 New Cases

The overall number of diagnosed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts sailed past the 7000 mark Thursday, with more than 280 new cases reported in the region.

The current total is 7190 cases.  Ventura County has 3240 cases, Santa Barbara County 3275, and San Luis Obispo County’s updated total is 675 cases.  Most of those diagnosed with the virus have already recovered.

Santa Barbara County’s total includes about a thousand cases related to the federal prison complex in Lompoc.

There have been 78 coronavirus related deaths in the region.  Ventura County has had 47, Santa Barbara County 29, and San Luis Obispo County two.  Most of those who died were older adults with preexisting health conditions.

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.