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Santa Barbara County reports five additional COVID-19 deaths Saturday

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jan 24, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced Saturday five additional COVID-19-related deaths and 531 new confirmed cases.

On its website, the public health department said all five people who died of the virus were at least 70 years old. Four of them had underlying health conditions, and three of them were associated with an outbreak at a congregate living facility.

Two individuals who died from COVID-19 were from Lompoc, two were from Santa Maria and one was from Orcutt, according to the health department's daily status report.

According to data from the Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard, there are 2,182 active or infectious cases in the county as of Saturday.

Santa Barbara County has recorded 26,514 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since tracking began last year, according to the health department.

Health officials announced 191 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. The number of individuals who are in an intensive care unit (ICU) is not reported on the health department's website.

To learn about the confirmed COVID-19 cases in each city, community and prison in Santa Barbara County, visit the public health department's website.