UPDATE (7:38 p.m.) - According to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, the new cases reported Wednesday include 113 cases from prior weeks that were delayed in being reported.
(6:49 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 3,164 confirmed cases as of July 1.
The newly reported cases make up a two-day total, as no data was reported on Tuesday.
Inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc account for 994 of the county's total cases.
Of the cases in the community, 64 people are hospitalized, including 20 patients who are in the ICU.
Information about other active and recovered cases was not available Wednesday.
Santa Barbara County has had 29 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Health officials say 40,827 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, less than eight percent of tests have been positive in the past seven days.
Three coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County. They are located at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and at 1745 Mission Drive in Solvang.
To make an appointment, visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.
Following Gov. Gavin Newsom's order to close bars, wine tasting rooms, indoor movie theaters, and other indoor venues because of increased COVID-19 activity, Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg says he will issue a local order mandating the closure of such industries.
The order is expected to be issued on Thursday and will remain in place for at least three weeks.
For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit publichealthsbc.org.