The sixteenth COVID-19-related death has been reported in Santa Barbara County.
Health officials Wednesday said the person was a resident of the city of Santa Barbara, over the age of 70, who had underlying health conditions.
Additionally, 17 new cases were reported in the county, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county to 1,864.
984 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc. Only 15 of those are active cases.
880 cases are among the community. Of the community cases, 47 people are hospitalized with 12 of them in the ICU.
123 people are recovering at home and 669 have fully recovered.
Additionally, Santa Barbara County issued a Health Officer order to allow the reopening of additional business sectors.
The order will go into effect Friday, June 12 at 8 a.m. and will continue until June 30 or until it is extended or rescinded.
The following sectors will be allowed to reopen with modifications:
- Family Entertainment Centers
- Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals for Tourism or Individual Travel
- Childcare Programs and Providers
- Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums
- Campgrounds, RVs, and Outdoor Recreation
- Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks
- Music, Film, and TV Production
- Professional Sports
- Gyms and Fitness Center
- Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
- Day Camps
- Schools and School-Based Programs
- Higher Education
Businesses must enforce social distancing protocols and complete the attestation process.