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Ten New Coronavirus Related Deaths Reported On Central, South Coasts Over Weekend

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The death toll continues to rise from coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts, with ten additional deaths reported over the weekend.

Ventura County had six more deaths, Santa Barbara County one, and San Luis Obispo County three.  It brings the total number of coronavirus related deaths in the region since the start of the pandemic to 267.  About three quarters who died were adults over 50 with preexisting health conditions.

280 new coronavirus cases were documented in the three counties over the weekend.  There have now been more than 23,600 cases diagnosed in the region, with most of those testing positive already recovered. 

The three counties remain at the state’s purple guidance ranking level, which is the furthest from full reopening.