County of Ventura: COVID-19 Update 4/23/20

Good Afternoon, Here is your daily COVID-19 update for the County of Ventura.

  • 14 new cases
  • 465 total cases
  • 245 recovered cases
  • 26 in the hospital *5 of which are not in need of hospitalization but are long-term care facility patients being cared for at hospitals to protect the other long-term care facility members.
  • 7 in the ICU
  • 8, 256 people tested
  • 16 deaths
  • Age range of deaths 37-99: 8 males and 8 females. All individuals had comorbidities.
  • Unfortunately, a 37-year-old male died as the result of a drug overdose with COVID-19 infection as a significant comorbidity and contributing condition. Questions can be directed to the Medical Examiner’s Office at [email protected].

ResourcesBehavioral Health and Substance Use Services Clinics are open. Ventura County Behavioral Health provides a continuum of care for substance use problems, with six locations and a wide range of treatment options for achieving and maintaining recovery. The 24/7 access line is 1-844-385-9200. Learn more at https://vcbh.org/en/programs-services/substance-use-services.

Press Conference

Watch the latest press conference at https://vimeo.com/410818369. Highlights include telemedicine, the Health Care Foundation for Ventura County and transportation. Please tune in 4/24/20 at 1 pm for a press conference update on beach/park enforcement.

Beach Guidelines

Residents who visit County of Ventura-managed beaches are urged to follow guidelines outlined in the Stay Well At Home Order issued by County of Ventura Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin.

Kiddie Beach, Silver Strand Beach and Hollywood Beach, managed by the Ventura County Harbor Department, have remained open for outdoor activity to afford residents relief. Residents are encouraged to use the beaches for essential physical activity such as walking, running, and jogging, while practicing social distancing guidelines. Beach visitors are not allowed to gather with groups on the beach outside their household.

“Ventura County residents should be proud of their efforts during this time and we want to make sure we continue to flatten the curve,” said Mark Sandoval, Harbor Department Director. “Practicing social distancing guidelines, particularly at the beach, is important. Not following these guidelines may result in our County-managed beaches being shut down for the foreseeable future.”

Director Sandoval said the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will increase patrolling of the three beaches to ensure guidelines are being met.

Parking lots and bathrooms at the three beaches will remain closed.

Please check in with your City to learn about guidelines for your area. All beaches have parking lots and bathrooms closed.

More resource information at www.vcemergency.com.


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