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New COVID-19 Case Count Continues To Trend Down On Central, South Coasts


The latest COVID-19 new case count for the Central and South Coasts continues to trend downward.

The numbers at first sound on the high side, but they aren’t single day totals.  They are three-day totals.  Ventura County had 1139 additional cases, Santa Barbara County 523, and San Luis Obispo County 217 for the period  Saturday through Monday.   There were 1879 cases in the region.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now tops the 122,000 mark. 

19 additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the Tri-Counties over the last three days.  It brings the overall total to 1211 deaths.

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.