The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported five additional COVID-19-related deaths and 154 new cases Saturday afternoon.
According to the health department's Daily Status Reports, four of the five people who died of COVID-19 were at least 70 years old and one was between the ages of 50-69 years old.
All five people had underlying health conditions and all five deaths were associated with a COVID-19 outbreak at a congregate living facility, according to public health officials.
Four of the individuals lived in the city of Santa Barbara and the fifth person lived in Santa Maria, according to the health department. There have now been 372 COVID-19 deaths throughout the county.
Public health officials said the county's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased to 30,728.
The following is a breakdown of all cases by city/area:
- Santa Maria - 10,419
- Santa Barbara - 5,632
- Lompoc - 3,230
- Orcutt - 1,603
- Goleta - 1,594
- Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,236
- Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,195
- Isla Vista - 1,146
- Lompoc federal prison - 1,086
- Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,044
- Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 895
Community members can find additional COVID-19 statistics on the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's website here.