Santa Barbara County Reports 7 COVID-19 Cases, One Additional Fatality | Coronavirus Crisis

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and one additional fatality.

The person who died was between the ages of 50 and 69, had underlying health conditions, and resided in the Santa Barbara area, according to Public Health. 

All three COVID-19-related deaths reported since May have been from the month of June. The county’s cumulative COVID-19 death toll rose to 453.  

There have been 39 new cases reported in the county over the past week, averaging just over 5.5 new cases per day. There were 34 residents still considered to be infectious on Wednesday.

There were 12 patients hospitalized by the novel virus on Wednesday, including four in intensive-care units.

There have been 63 hospitalized COVID-19 patients reported in the past week, averaging nine patients per day, according to data tracking done by Noozhawk.

Three of Wednesday’s new cases were reported in the Lompoc Valley, two were in Santa Maria, and two were in Santa Barbara.

There have been 34,587 confirmed cases throughout the county since the pandemic began, with the largest portion of cases reported in Santa Maria at 33.6%, according to Noozhawk’s data tracking.

Santa Barbara accounts for nearly 19% of the county’s total cases, and Lompoc accounts for just over 11%. The Santa Ynez Valley accounts for the smallest amount of the county’s total cases at 3%.

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