Ventura County reports 131 new cases of coronavirus; the test passes 50K


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Ventura County health officials reported 131 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

That brings the county’s total confirmed infections to 2,161. More than half of the residents who contracted the virus have recovered, totaling 1,417, according to figures from county public health officials.

The number of people hospitalized remained at 51, with 14 in the intensive care unit. There are 701 people with active quarantined cases.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 43.

More than 50,000 people have been screened for the virus in Ventura County. An additional 1,589 tests were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 50,782.

Most of the new cases were reported in Ventura, Oxnard, Simi Valley, and Fillmore. Oxnard, the city with the highest case rate, experienced an increase of 25, totaling 638. With 206,000 residents, it is the most populous city in the county.

Simi Valley cases increased by 24 to 446, while Ventura cases rose by 22 to 197 and Fillmore increased by 17 to 127.

There were eight new cases at Moorpark, bringing the city’s total to 128. Camarillo counted four new cases, for a total of 104.

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Port Hueneme had 49 cases, an increase of six. Cases in Piru increased seven, totaling 24. Oak Park reported 22 cases and Ojai reported 14.

One other person in Oak View tested positive, giving the city six cases. Two more people became infected in Somis, making the community total six.

Most of Ventura County’s cases, 849 of them, were transmitted by person-to-person contact. Public health officials are determining how 662 people were infected and have determined that 632 were community acquired and 18 came from travel.

Broken down by gender, the virus has infected 1,069 resident women and 1,092 men so far.

For residents over 65, 149 men and 140 women have had confirmed infections. Among people aged 45 to 64, 335 men and 323 women tested positive.

In group 25-44, 380 men and 369 women have had the virus. In young adults 18-24 years, 135 men and 134 women tested positive.

Among minors, 93 boys and 103 girls under the age of 18 have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the county count.

For more information and resources, visit vcemergency.com.

Coronavirus by county

More than 177,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in other parts of California outside of Ventura County.

Star’s Data Central page has an interactive map that tracks confirmed COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deaths across the state, country, and world.

The map updates automatically and shows a close-up of each California county, or zoom out to see numbers for the entire country and the world.

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Megan Diskin is a court and news reporter for The Star. Please contact her at [email protected] or 805-437-0258.

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