coronavirus

Santa Barbara County officials say the county is on track to move to a less restrictive level of coronavirus related health restrictions next week.  They say they expect the county will move from the state’s purple, to red level on Tuesday.

We could pass an unfortunate milestone in the battle against coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts Friday.  It’s expected the total number of cases for the region will top 25,000.

There are currently 24,950 in the three counties.  The good news is the number of newly diagnosed cases has been down for the last few days.  Ventura County had 52 Thursday, Santa Barbara County 30, and San Luis Obispo County 31.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts continued to grow over the weekend.  427 additional cases were reported for the Saturday through Monday period.

Ventura County added 265 cases, Santa Barbara County 84, and San Luis Obispo County 78.  More than 24,600 cases have been reported since the start of the pandemic, with most of those diagnosed already recovered.

Two more coronavirus related deaths are being reported on the Central and South Coasts.  There was one reported in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara County Friday.

There have now been 280 deaths in the region since the start of the pandemic.

Ventura County is beefing up efforts to try to prevent coronavirus outbreaks in homeless shelters.

A new county health order requires screenings for all people entering shelters.  And, those staying at shelters now have to go through daily evaluations for COVID-19.

Six new coronavirus related deaths are being reported on the Central and South Coasts.  Ventura County had three new deaths, Santa Barbara County two, and San Luis Obispo County one.

The coronavirus crisis is claiming another popular tradition in the region for 2020.  Most Halloween events are being banned in Ventura County this year due to health safety concerns.

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says coronavirus concerns means it’s simply unsafe to hold some of the most popular Halloween event this year.  The ban includes Halloween parties outside of families, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and live entertainment.

There’s some good news in the battle against coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts.  The new case count for the region is the lowest it’s been in weeks.

51 new cases were reported in the three counties yesterday, with just 10 in Ventura County, 26 in Santa Barbara County, and 15 in San Luis Obispo County.  Keeping the new case count, and the percentage of positive new cases low is key for the counties to getting state clearance for more reopenings.

The death toll continues to rise from coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts, with ten additional deaths reported over the weekend.

Ventura County had six more deaths, Santa Barbara County one, and San Luis Obispo County three.  It brings the total number of coronavirus related deaths in the region since the start of the pandemic to 267.  About three quarters who died were adults over 50 with preexisting health conditions.

Eight additional coronavirus deaths have been reported on the Central and South Coasts, with the region’s total now topping the 250 mark.

Santa Barbara County is reporting four new deaths, Ventura County three, and San Luis Obispo County one. Ventura County has had a total of 129 deaths, Santa Barbara County 103, and San Luis Obispo County 23.

Five additional coronavirus related deaths are being reported on the Central and South Coasts Wednesday.  Ventura County is reporting three, and Santa Barbara County two.

There have now been 247 deaths in the region since the start of the crisis.  Ventura County has had 126, Santa Barbara County 99, and San Luis Obispo County 22.  Most of the deaths involved older adults with preexisting health conditions.

Four new coronavirus related deaths were reported on the Central and South Coasts today, bringing the region’s total to 237.  Ventura County had two additional deaths, as did San Luis Obispo County.  Ventura County has now had 118 deaths, Santa Barbara County 97, and San Luis Obispo County 22.

The Labor Day holiday weekend is at hand, and health officials on the Central and South Coasts are hoping people will follow social distancing and other coronavirus safety measures.

Santa Barbara County is limiting its beaches to walking, running, swimming, and surfing, but is banning sitting and sunbathing for the weekend.  There are no restrictions on Ventura County beaches.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts topped the 22,000 mark Wednesday.

215 additional cases were reported, with 120 in Ventura County, 66 in Santa Barbara County, and 29 in San Luis Obispo County.

It was a good day Tuesday when it comes to the number of new coronavirus cases reported on the Central and South Coasts, with totals on the low side.

Ventura County has 33 new cases, Santa Barbara County 23, and San Luis Obispo County 25.  State guidelines call for keeping the number of new cases as well as the positivity rate of new cases low for a three week period for a county to advance to more reopenings.

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