The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced Saturday that two other community members had died of COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll to 153.
According to the health department, both individuals were over 70 years old and had underlying health conditions. One of the deaths was related to an outbreak in a collective living facility.
County health officials also said that the deceased lived in unincorporated settlements in Santa Barbara City and Mission Canyon, as well as in the communities of Lompoc City and Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village.
Santa Barbara County health officials have reported 426 new cases of the virus, and as of Saturday afternoon, the number of confirmed COVID-1
The public health department said that so far, 14,766 people have recovered from the virus, including community members and people imprisoned in county prisons. Officials said 26 patients are recovering in the intensive care unit.
The following is a breakdown of all cases listed by region:
- Santa Maria-6,048
- Santa Barbara-2,475
- Lompoc Federal Prison-1,038
- Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama)-654
- Vista Island-649
- The illegally established Goleta Valley and Gaviota-484
- Carpinteria and South County Unincorporated Residential Area (Montecito, Summerland) -453
- Santanes Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santanes, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard)-386
In addition, 726 cases are listed as “pending” positions.
County health officials said that 835 medical staff in the county tested positive for COVID-19.