April 29: Total 517 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ventura County

4 29 BLUES1According to the Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin, here are the COVID-19 numbers as of April 29:

  • 9 new cases since the day before
  • 517 total cases
  • 366 recovered cases
  • 26 hospitalized (5 are long-term-care facility patients who do not need hospital care but are being cared for at the hospital to protect others at the long-term-care facilities)
  • 10 currently in the ICU
  • 134 active cases under quarantine
  • 17 deaths
  • 9,784 tested











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Testing capacity

Chief Deputy Director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency Barry Zimmerman provided an update on testing this week. View the update at:



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In a press release from Ventura County government, it was stated: "The county of Ventura is focused on the ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating and supporting those who are positive or exposed. These steps are critical on the path to reopening. Gov. Newsom announced last week that the state is contracting with OptumServe to establish an additional 80 community testing sites in California to focus on high-risk people, including essential service workers. Two of the sites will be in Ventura County. Details about the sites will be announced very soon. The governor provided six indicators for modifying the Stay-at-Home Order for the state April 28. Testing is a key indicator."


Frequently Asked Question

Should cloth masks be worn while people are in public conducting business? Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin explains why he does not plan, for the time being, to mandate them in a nine-page pros and cons list he created when asked by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors why they were not mandated, as they are in Los Angeles and Riverside counties and the city of Ojai? See his list below:







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