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The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts is now approaching the three thousand mark.

The total for the region is 2965.

We currently have more than 2600 confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts.

The total stands at 2674. 

With progress continuing in efforts to contain coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are getting ready for the next stage of the reopening process.

Nick Ramirez is a chef at Loquita, an acclaimed Spanish style tapas restaurant in Santa Barbara.  The restaurant made USA Today’s top new restaurant list when it opened three years ago.  Like many restaurants on the Central and South Coasts, coronavirus led to its shutdown.

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts grew by more than 40 as of Thursday, with one additional death reported.

The total stands at 2349 cases.

The coronavirus death toll has now reached 36 on the Central and South Coasts. The number of deaths in Ventura County grew from 19 to 24 this week.

Santa Barbara County has had 11 deaths, and San Luis Obispo County one death. Most of the deaths involved older adults with preexisting health conditions.

Nearly 2300 confirmed coronavirus cases have now been reported on the Central and South Coasts.

The total stands at 2298. 

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coast took a big jump, passing the 1500 mark. 

135 new cases were reported Thursday, with 109 in Santa Barbara County. The big spike wasn't random: 100 of the new cases are linked to the federal prison complex in Lompoc.

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Ventura and Santa Barbara County officials say they are on track to implement the governor’s plan for the limited lifting of some business shutdown orders imposed because of the coronavirusus crisis.  Officials in the region are still waiting for details of the governor’s plan, which are expected to be released Thursday.

The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops the 1200 mark. 1215 cases have now been confirmed in the region, with an additional death reported.

The hot weather means many people are thinking about going to beaches this weekend.  But, there are a number of restrictions on Central and South Coast beaches, and parks intended to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

The largest cluster of coronavirus cases in the region is on the Central Coast, at the federal prison complex in Lompoc.

There are now 110 coronavirus cases linked to the federal prison complex in Lompoc, including 80 inmates and 30 staff members.

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts has now cracked the 800 mark.

There are now 823 confirmed cases in the region.  Ventura County has 365, which is an increase of 15 over the day before.  Santa Barbara County is at 334, up 21 over Tuesday.  And, San Luis Obispo County has 124 cases, four more than Tuesday.

A tenth coronavirus death is now being reported on the Central and South Coasts, with the total number of people with the virus approaching 600.

A seventh death has been reported in Ventura County. 

Details about it haven’t been released.  Santa Barbara County has had two deaths, and San Luis Obispo County one.  Most of the deaths have involved people 60 and above with pre-existing health issues.

The number of coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops 430.

Ventura County has 189 cases, Santa Barbara County 152, and San Luis Obispo County 93, for a regional total of 434.

There have been seven deaths in the region, but no new ones were reported Friday. 

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