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May 1: total of 544 total confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Ventura County

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9 new cases from day before
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)
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5 1 NUMBERS2May 1 video update on county response to COVID-19: https://vimeo.com/414122116.
Great Plates Meal Program Kicks Off in Ventura County
On April 24, Gov. 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 at:
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Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 www.vcaaa.org/.
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: https://vimeo.com/400729063. 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 https://giveanhour.org/initiatives-and-programs/covid19-ca/ and https://www.wellnesseveryday.org/coping-during-coronavirus.

 

 

 

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