County of Ventura: COVID-19 Update 5/1/20

Good Evening, Here’s your daily COVID-19 Update from the County of Ventura.

9 new cases

544 total cases

385 recovered cases

25 hospitalized (5 are long term care facility patients being cared for at the hospital to protect others at long term care facilities)

11 in the ICU

18 deaths (ages 37-99, 9 males and 9 females)

Today’s video update: 

Great Plates Meal Program Kicks Off in Ventura County

On April 24, 2020, Governor Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults.  The program helps seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and also provides essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Local restaurants can learn more about the requirements and how to apply here. Seniors can apply here. Please email [email protected] for more information. Special thanks to Victoria Jump, the Director of the Ventura County Aera Agency on Aging (VCAAA) and Patrick Maynard, Director of the Office of Emergency Services for implementing this program locally in record time. This program enhances the efforts that have already been in place to feed the most vulnerable. More than 250,000 meals have been provided since COVID-19 hit our County. Learn more about VCAAA at 

Wellness Resources

The outbreak of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 can be a stressful time. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading or watching the news, even if you’re at little to  no risk of getting ill yourself. It’s important during times like these to keep track of your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones. During this stressful time, don’t forget your own self-care. Take time to breathe, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically. Here are 5 mental health and wellness tips from Doctor Sevet Johnson: If you are feeling isolated or lonely there is support! Call the senior support line at 1-800-235-9980, Ventura County Aera Agency on Aging at 805-477-7300, call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211. Ventura County residents can also join the free ongoing online help and support line to connect with others and lean healthy habits to maintain emotional well-being through the pandemic. Learn more at and


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I am 65, have stage 4 kidney disease and diabetes. I have been self quarantined since 3/15. I would like to say that Venture county needs to keep Safer at home extended until no new cases of Covid 19 are detected. Also, they SHOULD make it a requirement to wear masks in public.
Personally, I DON’T want to get sick. I want everyone to be healthy. Please, please please Vc do the right thing for us all.

Mike Murphy

Then you and others similarly situated should continue your self quarantine and let the healthy people get on about their business. This is the first time, at least of which I am aware, that the healthy people have been forced into quarantine.

William Hicks

I don’t see anything about the more recent deaths that indicates how/when they caught the virus. There’s some answers as to why when it’s an at risk person who contracted the virus.

Are any medical experts doing some forensic inquiry on the who/when/where/why of both known infected and fatalities with this virus? if so, they’re surely keeping quiet about it.