The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirmed four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 13.
Local health officials said they are investigating to see how these people contracted the novel virus as well as identifying other people they may have had contact with.
- Case #10: in their 20's and lives in South County
- Case #11: in their 60's and lives in North County
- Case #12: in their 40's and lives in South County
- Case #13: in their 40's and lives in South County
To date, 214 people have been tested in the county, 139 are still waiting for results.
Community members are required to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.
All large, nonessential professional, social and community gatherings should be postponed or canceled and smaller gatherings should allow at least six feet of space between participants.
"We are urging our community to stay home when they are sick and practice consistent social distancing practices," said Van Do-Reynoso, the Public Health Director of Santa Barbara County. "It is critical that we all take the necessary steps to slow the spread of this illness in our community.:
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