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COVID-19 update for Ventura County as of Tuesday, Aug. 10; 5 new deaths since Aug. 6

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There are 186 new COVID-19 cases reported since Aug. 9 and 3,055 new tests performed. There are 121 people hospitalized, 25 in intensive care units. 

On Monday, Aug. 9, Ventura County Public Health reported 598 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, Aug. 6, and five new deaths.

Ventura County Public Health reported Monday that the number of patients hospitalized is the highest number of hospitalizations since February.

The five additional deaths reported since Friday were of men, ages 60, 75 and 95, and women, ages 68 and 69.

 

 

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As of Aug. 10, county Public Health reports:

• 74.1% of Ventura County’s population 12+ has received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
• 66% of Ventura County’s population 12+ has been fully vaccinated.
• 76.3% of Ventura County’s population 18+ has received the first dose.

For more information visit www.vcrecovers.org.

The California Department of Public Health has issued a public health order requiring workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30. For more information visit https://bit.ly/CDPHSPHO

Anyone age 12 and older can get vaccinated for free in Ventura County.

No appointment is needed at County clinics. View the schedule at www.vcrecovers.org/vaccine 

Want to plan ahead? Schedule an appointment at www.MyTurn.ca.gov  or call 833-422-4255.

Visit www.vaccines.gov  or call 1-800-232-0233 to find additional vaccine locations including pharmacies and other health care providers.

 

Ventura County government issued a Public Health Advisory, urging vaccination and masking indoors.
The advisory is included below:

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continuing to rise as a result of the highly transmissible Delta variant, Ventura County Public Health officials are urging everyone that is currently eligible to get vaccinated and strongly recommending that everyone wear masks indoors in public places, regardless of vaccination status.

Get vaccinated

The vaccines have been effective in keeping our hospitalizations and deaths far lower than previous surges. We urge anyone that has not yet been fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

Vaccination locations include local doctor offices, community clinics, and pharmacies. Several of these sites, including the Public Health Clinics in Oxnard and mobile clinics, offer walk-in options with on-site registration assistance on various days and hours. Visit www.vcrecovers.org/vaccine for an updated listing of where to get vaccinated.

Use face masks indoors

Given that the highly transmissible Delta variant is estimated to be causing the majority of new cases in Ventura County, the state and the nation, and given the increase in cases among the fully vaccinated, we continue to strongly advise that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, use face masks while indoors in public spaces. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses including retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public, among others. We strongly urge that individuals and businesses strictly adhere to this guidance.

Ventura County is aligned with the California Department of Public Health’s masking guidance. As a reminder, CDPH requires that all individuals wear masks in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

• On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
• Indoors in K-12 schools and childcare settings
• Emergency shelters and cooling centers
• Healthcare settings
• State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
• Homeless shelters
• Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care Facilities


Please be reminded that current Centers for Disease Control and CDPH COVID testing guidelines recommend testing for COVID-19 if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with a known or suspect case, regardless of vaccination status.

Please visit www.vcrecovers.org/testing  for the latest information on testing and test sites. Testing is available through health providers, employers and private vendors. Testing is also available at three state-sponsored test sites.

There is no fee for testing at the state sponsored sites:

— Fillmore Middle School: Open Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 pm.
— Conejo Valley Unified School District Office Grounds: Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
— Oxnard Performing Arts Center: Open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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