Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of four more people who had COVID-19.
Health officials say three of the patients were between the ages of 50 and 69-years-old and one was over the age of 70.
Santa Barbara County has had 279 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The county also added 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 27,532 confirmed cases as of January 27.
It's the county's lowest daily case count since the start of 2021.
Health officials say 203 people are currently hospitalized; 25,251 people have recovered.
The Public Health Department reports that 67 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Fifty-eight of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Thirteen ICU surge beds are in use.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Santa Maria - 9,515
- Santa Barbara - 4,977
- Lompoc - 2,831
- Orcutt - 1,467
- Goleta - 1,420
- Lompoc federal prison - 1,078
- Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,070
- Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,041
- Isla Vista - 933
- Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 910
- Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 800
An additional 1,490 cases are listed as "pending" location.
Three free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.
Additional testing is available next to the Santa Maria Health Care Center on Tuesdays through Fridays, and a mobile testing unit is also now in operation at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara.
Appointments are required at all locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.
Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and no appointment is required.
Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.
For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit publichealthsbc.org.