covid-19

The COVID-19 stay at home orders have been removed from the Central and South Coasts, and a number of businesses have reopened, or have been able to expand their services.  But, we have some tough reminders the crisis is far from over in the region.

32 additional coronavirus related deaths were reported in the Tri-Counties Tuesday.

There’s some encouraging news in efforts to control COVID-19 on the Central and South Coasts.  For the first time in weeks, the new daily case count is below a thousand in the region.

Ventura County reported 285 new cases on Friday.  It’s the county’s lowest daily total in weeks.  Santa Barbara County is reporting 238 cases, and San Luis Obispo County 209.  The three-county total for the day is 732.

The COVID-19 related death toll continues to mount on the Central and South Coasts.  46 deaths were reported Thursday, the region’s highest one day total yet.

29 were in Ventura County, 11 in San Luis Obispo County, and six in Santa Barbara County.  The three counties have now had 891 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 crisis has hit a tough milestone on the Central and South Coast.  The total number of cases for the region now tops the 100,000 mark.

Just over 103,000 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.  Ventura County tops 62,000, Santa Barbara County 25,000, and San Luis Obispo County is at nearly 16,000.

State health officials say another version of the COVID-19 virus has been detected on the Central Coast.

The mutated version is called L-452R.  Health officials say it’s been found in San Luis Obispo County as well as 11 other California counties.  The biggest outbreak of the variant has been detected in Santa Clara County.

(U.S. Food And Drug Administration)

The COVID-19 crisis continues to deepen on the Central and South Coasts.

Nearly 6,000 new cases were reported in the region for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, as we see the impacts of what public health officials say is a surge on top of a surge.

The Central and South Coasts are coming off one of the worst three-day periods of the pandemic, with nearly 6000 new COVID-19 cases in the region.

Ventura County accounted for more than half of them, with 3288 reported for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. 

The Central and South Coasts are close to 80,000 COVID-19 cases total since the start of the pandemic.

Just over 1900 additional cases were reported Thursday.  Ventura County had 985, Santa Barbara County 512, and San Luis Obispo County 412. The current overall total stands at just under 79,500.

At first glance, they're just numbers.  They are shocking numbers, but numbers.  1520 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ventura County Wednesday.  But, they are much more than that to thousands of families in the county.  They are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers.

Some of them will end up in the county’s eight hospitals.  But, the hospitals  are already packed, and doctors, nurses, and other staff are struggling to handle it.

It was one of the deadliest days yet for COVID-19 on the Central and South Coasts Wednesday.  21 new deaths were reported in the region.

Ventura County had eight, Santa Barbara County eight, and San Luis Obispo County five.  It brings the area’s total since the start of the pandemic to 581.

The death toll continues to mount on the Central and South Coasts from COVID-19.  17 additional coronavirus related deaths have been reported in the region.

Ventura County reported eight more deaths, Santa Barbara County seven, and San Luis Obispo County two Tuesday.  The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 560.

The New Year’s period was a difficult one for COVID-19 deaths on the Central, and South Coast, with the worst four days since the start of the pandemic

The three counties had 38 deaths for the four-day period from New Year’s Day through Monday.  Ventura County had 26 deaths, and Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County 6 each. The total since March stands at 543.

The last day of 2020 was one of the roughest yet when it comes to new coronavirus case numbers on the Central and South Coasts.  Nearly 2200 hundred cases were reported in the Tri-Counties Thursday.

It’s been one of the roughest days in weeks in the battle against COVID-19 on the Central and South Coasts.  18 new coronavirus related deaths were reported in the region Tuesday. 

There were 11 deaths in Ventura County, three in Santa Barbara County and four in San Luis Obispo County.  

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Central Coast jail is continuing to grow in size.

15 additional cases have been diagnosed at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, pushing the total this month to 20.  The new cases were discovered after 100 asymptomatic inmates were tested in response to the outbreak.

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