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Three New Coronavirus Related Deaths Reported On Central, South Coasts; Regional Death Toll At 86

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Three additional coronavirus related deaths have been reported on the Central and South Coasts, bringing the region’s total to 86.  Ventura County had two new deaths, for a total of 53.  San Luis Obispo County had its fourth death. And, Santa Barbara County has had 29 deaths.

209 new coronavirus cases were reported in the region Thursday, for a grand total of 8838 cases.

Ventura County has had 4093 confirmed cases, Santa Barbara County 3868, and San Luis Obispo County 877 cases.  Most of those diagnosed with the virus have already recovered.

Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties remain on the state’s watch list of counties which are failing to meet all of the safety criteria for reopening.