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Nearly 200 New COVID-19 Cases Reported On Central, South Coasts

The COVID-19 surge is continuing in our region, with nearly 200 new coronavirus cases reported on the Central and South Coasts. 

Ventura County added 127 cases Tuesday, Santa Barbara County 29, and San Luis Obispo County 38.  Public health officials say the numbers may be on the low side because of the testing shutdown over the holiday weekend.

The number of cases in the region since the start of the pandemic now tops 38,100.

Ventura County is reporting two additional coronavirus related deaths, and Santa Barbara County one.  It brings the three-county total to 360.

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.