Santa Barbara County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, while hospitalization numbers remained low.
No additional fatalities from the virus were reported by the county Public Health Department, with the death toll through the pandemic remaining at 451.
Of the latest cases, five were in the Santa Maria Valley, with two in the Santa Barbara area and one each in the Lompoc Valley and the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley.
Six COVID-19 patients were being treated in local hospitals, with three of them in intensive care units. Those numbers have been unchanged for the past three days.
The county’s total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 34,507, with 32,935 of them, or 94.5%, having recovered.
There were 31 active cases of the virus in the county, an increase of three from the previous day.
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