First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

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Ventura County has reported its first COVID-19 related death as the number of cases increases to 30. 

The individual who passed away was in their 70's with underlying health conditions, according to the Ventura County Public Health Department.

"Public Health extends our deepest condolences to the individual's loved ones in the wake of this tragedy," said Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin."In these uncertain times, one thing is clear; the spread of COVID-19 is broad. Everyone should assume that anyone can have COVID-19, and anyone could unintentionally infect others. Therefore, we are imploring everyone who can, to stay home and stay safe."

Of the 30 cases in Ventura County, just 9 cases are age 65 and older while 13 cases are between the ages of 45 to 64. 

San Luis Obispo County is reporting 27 confirmed cases while Santa Barbara County is reporting 18 confirmed cases.

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Minibeast Mar 23, 2020 11:53 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

Loss of sense of smell or taste emerges as telltale sign you could be infected with Coronavirus: https://www.fastcompany.com/90480826/doctors-find-a-new-sign-of-coronavirus-lost-sense-of-smell-or-taste

a-1590958933 Mar 23, 2020 09:30 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

Fit young and healthy ppl are dying from this too btw. It really depends. It's a crap shoot with this virus.

Luvaduck Mar 23, 2020 08:53 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

The reason for this distribution may be that older people with or without underlying conditions are being more prudent and taking the "shelter in place" edict most seriously while some younger people feel they are safe even if they're not . Some may also have health issues they aren't factoring in, ignore or maybe are unaware of. Also the "gad about" factor of going out to meet new people declines seriously between college and retirement. Older people mostly socialize with old friends and/or go to bed early!

a-1590958933 Mar 23, 2020 09:25 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

Let's not generalize about the behaviors, ill or good, of folks over 65 or 70. Many are very active and are cruising the world, which has it's own dangers. This virus is known not to discriminate between young and old. Unfortunately we don't really know who is infected until they show up in their doctor's office or the ER. Complete lack of testing for community spread.

Luvaduck Mar 23, 2020 09:05 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

True--years of use do wear things down (or out)--but which health conditons makes a big difference. Compare needing reading glasses or hearing aids with living with diabetes, COPD, being morbidly obese, having heart disease or being so severely arthritic it all but eliminates exercise. (Also, the baddies tend to come in clusters. Having one of them raises the risk of acquiring others.)

conniemara Mar 23, 2020 08:19 AM
First COVID-19 Death in Ventura County

sending love to all my pals and old customers in Ventura...love Gino and Connie Milano from Sicily by Gino....hello from more than 3 weeks of lock down in Sicily

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