Santa Claus is still coming to town, but face-to-face visits will look different due to COVID-19.
Ventura County saw 165 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, officials said Monday. No new deaths were reported.
The county’s total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 12,653, with 150 deaths attributed to complications of the virus, according to public health data. The first local case was reported on March 6.
Monday’s tally covers data collected Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend report continued a trend of declining case numbers in recent weeks. A week earlier, the Monday report brought 265 new cases; two weeks earlier, there were 201. In July and early August, the weekend reports issued on Monday often topped 500 new cases.
Among nonfatal cases in Ventura County, 11,797 residents who contracted the virus have recovered. Another 706 people with active cases remained under quarantine.