The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported two additional COVID-19-related deaths and 192 new cases of the virus Saturday.
According to the public health department's Daily Status Report, both people who died from COVID-19 were at least 70 years old and had underlying health conditions. One of the people who died lived in the city of Santa Barbara/unincorporated area of Mission Canyon and the second person lived in the unincorporated Goleta Valley/Gaviota region.
Neither death was associated with a COVID-19 outbreak at a congregate care facility, according to the health department.
The majority of new COVID-19 cases are from Santa Maria, which has reported 62 additional cases of the virus. Santa Maria is followed by the city of Lompoc, which has reported 24 new cases.
Below is a breakdown of the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 by location:
- Santa Maria - 9,793
- Santa Barbara - 5,116
- Lompoc - 2,949
- Lompoc Federal Prison - 1,079
- Orcutt - 1,498
- Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,098
- Isla Vista - 957
- Goleta - 1,453
- Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 947
- Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,088
- Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 822
An additional 1,538 cases are listed as "pending" location, according to the public health department.
Health officials said 1,491 cases of COVID-19 in the county are still infectious. One of those cases is at the Lompoc Federal Prison.
According to the public health department, 182 people are recovering from the virus in the hospital, 41 of whom are in the intensive care unit.
A total of 26,556 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, according to local health officials.
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