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1144 New COVID-19 Case Reported On Central, South Coasts Thursday; 50,000+ Since Start Of Pandemic


The number of COVID-19 cases on the Central and South Coasts hit a stunning milestone, rocketing past the 50,000 mark.  1144 new cases were reported in the three counties Thursday.

Ventura County had 731, Santa Barbara County 234, and San Luis Obispo County 179.  There have now been 51,102 cases in the region.

The death toll also continues to rise.  Five additional deaths have been reported in the region. There were three in Ventura County, and two in San Luis Obispo County Thursday, for 408 overall.  The breakdown includes 207 deaths in Ventura County, 145 in Santa Barbara County and 56 in San Luis Obispo County.

The available ICU capacity for the 11 county Southern California region which includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties now stands at zero percent.  There is capacity in our area, but Los Angeles and Orange Counties hospitals are struggling with the demand.