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Seven New Coronavirus Related Deaths Reported On Central, South Coasts


The coronavirus related death toll took a big jump on the Central and South Coasts.

Seven new deaths were reported Tuesday, including six in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara County. Ventura County has now had 195 deaths since the start of the pandemic, Santa Barbara County stands at 139, and San Luis Obispo County 42.  It brings the region’s overall total to 376.

There are 525 new coronavirus cases in the three counties.

The total includes 308 in Ventura County, 125 in Santa Barbara County, and 92 in San Luis Obispo County.  There have been 42,940 cases in the region, with most of those diagnosed with the virus already recovered.

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.