405 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths in VC, reported Dec. 30

12 30 20 Ventura County Public Health officials reported 405 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 30, along with five additional COVID-19-related deaths. They urged county residents to follow the governor's Stay Home order and not gather with anyone outside their immediate household.

The officials reported Dec. 28 that 11 Ventura County residents had been confirmed to have died with COVID-19 since Dec. 24.

On Dec. 29, they reported 11 more people had died wih COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths of Ventura County residents with COVID-19 in December to 56.

The five deaths reported Dec. 30 include one 59-year-old woman and four men, ages, 79, 86, 76, and 107.

They also reported:
— 4,355 new tests performed.
— Current doubling time is 44.1 days. Doubling is how many days it takes for the number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations or deaths to double. The shorter the time frame, the steeper the curve and the faster the growth.
Current hospitalizations: 375 and current ICU: 70. 0.8% adult ICU bed availability in Ventura County.

A county press release stated: "As the year comes to a close, it is more important than ever for our community to stay vigilant. ICU's throughout the State are filling up and we need to do our part to help save lives, help support hospital staff and to help move our county and businesses forward. Please protect your families — don't gather with friends or loved ones on New Year's Eve. Stay home except for essential needs, wear a mask anytime you leave the house, keep 6 feet of distance from others, wash your hands frequently, only gather with people that live in your home. The state is seeing the largest COVID-19 transmission rates since the start of the pandemic. This is a critical time. Let's kick off the new year by helping to do our part to slow the spread."






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