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More Than 900 New Coronavirus Cases Reported On Central, South Coast Over Three Day Period


The surge in new coronavirus cases continued over the weekend on the Central and South Coasts.

949 new cases were reported in the region from Friday through Monday, with Ventura County recording 533 additional cases, Santa Barbara County 297 and San Luis Obispo County 119.

The region’s total number of cases topped the 16,000 mark, at 16,243. 

Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties continue to remain on the state’s watch list for failing to meet reopening criteria.

The region’s coronavirus-related death toll stands at 153.  There are 76 reported deaths in Ventura County, 61 in Santa Barbara County and 16 in San Luis Obispo County.  More than three quarters of those who’ve died were older adults with preexisting health conditions.