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Ventura County saw 160 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, public health officials reported Monday.

No new deaths were tallied. The report covers data collected Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Since early March, when the first local infection was reported, 13,423 county residents have tested positive for coronavirus. Of those, 12,595 people have recovered. Another 670 residents with active cases were under quarantine, according to Monday’s tally.

The deaths of 158 residents have been attributed to complications of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Most patients who died also had other medical conditions, public health officials have said.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 dropped over the weekend, from 37 on Friday to 33 as of Monday. Of those in a hospital, eight were being treated in an intensive care unit Monday, down from 10 on Friday.

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Location of local COVID-19 cases

Most Ventura County locales saw new infections over the weekend. They are, in descending order of total cases:

  • Oxnard, 5,410 total cases (+60 over the weekend)
  • Simi Valley, 1,833 (+35)
  • Ventura, 1,457 (+13)
  • Thousand Oaks, 1,236 (+8). The city’s total includes 345 cases in Newbury Park.
  • Santa Paula, 878
  • Camarillo, 698 (+9)
  • Fillmore, 537 (+6)
  • Moorpark, 506 (+8)
  • Port Hueneme, 414 (+4)
  • Ojai, 135 (+3)
  • Piru, 103 (+1)
  • Oak Park, 86 (+4)
  • Oak View, 72 (unchanged)
  • Somis, 55 (unchanges)
  • Bell Canyon, 3 (+1)

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Public health investigators tracking the source of coronavirus infections have determined 4,929 cases were transmitted through contact with an infected person, 2,647 were acquired in the community and 17 resulted from travel. The source of 455 cases remained under investigation, while another 5,215 infections have been classified as having an undetermined source.

As new cases have continued to decline locally, Ventura County last week progressed to a less-restrictive tier in the state’s four-tier system. The county eased out of the most-restrictive “purple” tier to the “red” tier, which allowed some expansion of operations for restaurants, malls, places of worship and other activities. The state system uses a variety of metrics to determine which tier is appropriate for a given county.

Information on free testing sites in Ventura County is available online. For more resources, visit www.venturacountyrecovers.org

Map: COVID-19 by county

More than 840,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported elsewhere in California outside Ventura County.

The Star’s Data Central page has an interactive map tracking confirmed COVID-19 cases, recoveries and deaths across the state, country and world.

The map is updated automatically and shows a closeup of each California county, or zoom out to see numbers from around the nation and the world.

Not seeing the map? Click here to get to our interactive Data Central page: https://data.vcstar.com/coronavirus/.

Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing jeremy.childs@vcstar.com. You can also find him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.

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