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In an effort to increase testing coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ventura County Fairgrounds will become the county’s newest test site.

The large-scale fairgrounds will be able to collect up to 1,500 samples per day. It is currently opening on Aug. 10, Patrick Maynard, director of the Ventura County Emergency Services Service, said Wednesday during a public briefing for county officials.

The county has already modified its Moorpark and Oxnard cars, increasing staff numbers, adding more service lanes and introducing new technology to simplify the process of reporting results.

Since they opened two months ago, Maynard said more than 65,000 tests were performed at test sites. He discussed recent efforts by Moorpark and Oxnard to reduce testing waiting times, which have increased in recent weeks due to increased demand.

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“These changes have reduced waiting times at test sites by minutes instead of hours, and the average processing time for test results has been two to three days,” Maynard said.

County executive Mike Powers stressed that the results of quick tests during public briefings affect contact establishment.

“As soon as we know someone’s positives, the sooner public health will be able to connect with people, let them know, find out their contacts so they can share that information and people can isolate themselves and stop the spread,” Powers said.

All test sites are free and do not require a referral from a doctor’s office. Tests are performed on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Oxnard website is open from Friday to Tuesday, while other sites are open on weekdays. More information can be found at www.venturacountyrecovers.org.

There are 7,000 cases in the county

104 new cases of coronavirus and two new deaths were also added to Wednesday’s briefing. Fatal cases of the virus were recorded in the county for the third day in a row.

Both, according to Rigobert Varga, director of public health in Venes County, both died along with health problems. 73 people are now dying.

“These individuals, if they were not tested for COVID, and unless the doctors indicated that their family members could still live among them on the death certificate,” Vargas said.

Of the 636 test results examined on Wednesday, 104 were new cases, bringing the total number of positive cases to 6,997, Vargas reports. The number of hospitalized patients fell to 75 people on Wednesday from 86 cases reported on Tuesday, although treatment in intensive care units rose to 25 out of 22.

Due to the large number of new cases, Ventura County remains on the state monitoring list. Renewing businesses, schools, and more will not be allowed to move forward until the county is listed.

New cases cannot exceed 100 cases per 100,000 population in 14 days. In Ventura County, this would require a maximum of 850 new cases in two weeks or a maximum of 60 new cases reported each day.

Vargas said that the county currently has an average of about 180 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is almost twice the limit of the state watch list.

Map: COVID-19 by counties

In California, more than 468,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported outside of Ventura County.

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Jeremy Childs is a news and public safety reporter covering the night shift of the Ventura County Star. He can be contacted by calling 805-437-0208 or email. Email jeremy.childs@vcstar.com. You can also find it on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.

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