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Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 41 On Central, South Coasts; Number Of Diagnosed Cases Tops 2600


The death toll from coronavirus has now reached 41 on the Central and South Coasts.

Four additional deaths have been reported in Ventura County, bringing its total to 29. Santa Barbara County has had 11, and San Luis Obispo County one.  Most of the deaths have involved older adults with preexisting health conditions.

There are now 2601 diagnosed coronavirus cases in the region.  Ventura County has 837, Santa Barbara County 1517, and San Luis Obispo County 247.  

Most of Santa Barbara County’s cases continue to be at the federal prison complex in Lompoc, with 928 inmates and 16 staff members currently testing positive.