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Santa Barbara Co. COVID-19 cases now at 334

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 19:48:04-04

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County increased again Wednesday to 334.

The latest numbers were announced late Wednesday afternoon during a press conference.

Health officials say 21 new cases have been identified since Tuesday.

Of the 334 total cases, more than 130 are recovering at home, 38 people are in the hospital with 15 people in the ICU. Two people have died.

The new numbers include two new cases at the federal prison in Lompoc where, to date, a COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed in 68 inmates and 25 employees, according to health officials.

Thirteen of the inmates and one staff member are hospitalized. Two of the inmates are said to be in the ICU.

For more on this story, watch KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Health officials add that testing has been done on less than 1 percent of the county’s population.

For the latest COVID-19 information in Santa Barbara County, click here.