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By the numbers: COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County

By the numbers: COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County

From the What you need to know for Thursday, August 20 series
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1/22/2021-  PHD is reporting eleven deaths today. Eight individuals were 70+ and three were 50-69 years of age. Eight individuals had underlying health conditions and seven deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility.

The individuals resided in the following areas of the County:

1- North County Unincorporated

1- City of Santa Maria.

2- City of Goleta.

5- City of Santa Barbara /Unincorporated area of Mission Canyon

2- Community of Orcutt

Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition. The process can take several days and up to 2 months to finalize if pending Coroner verification.

COVID-19 Cases

  • Additional daily cases: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 187 (50 ICU) 
  • Total cases among Santa Barbara County residents: 24,908
  • Recovered: 22,476
  • Deaths: 254
  • Total cases among Santa Maria residents: 9,014
  • Recovered: 8,370
  • Total cases among Orcutt residents: 1,386
  • Recovered: 1,299
  • Total cases among Santa Ynez Valley residents: 758
  • Recovered: 655
  • Total cases among Lompoc residents: 2,678
  • Recovered: 2,434
  • Total tests performed in county: 390,735

Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, January 22, 2020. 

Figures for total cases, recovered and deaths in the county do not include those of the Federal Penitentiary in Lompoc. 

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