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New Coronavirus Case Count On Central, South Coasts Continuing To Trend On Low Side


While we’ve been hearing about COVID-19 surges in other parts of the country, the numbers continue to remain on the low side for the Central and South Coasts.

110 new cases were reported in the region Tuesday.  Ventura County had 49, Santa Barbara County 30, and San Luis Obispo County 31.

The state updated the reopening tiers yesterday, but all three counties locally remain at the Red level.  If the counties can continue to lower the new case count and other key parameters, the next step would be to move to the Orange level.  That move would further loosen some coronavirus safety restrictions.

No additional coronavirus related deaths have been reported in the region since last week.

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.