01/18/2022 - There are five deaths to report today

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: 762
  • Hospitalizations: 135 (12 ICU) 
  • Total cases among Santa Barbara County residents: 66,194
  • Recovered: 59,037
  • Active Cases in County: 6,590 (-594)
  • Deaths: 576
  • Total cases among Santa Maria residents: 19,538 (+213)
  • Recovered: 17,961
  • Total cases among Orcutt residents: 4,240 (+50)
  • Recovered: 3,823
  • Total cases among Santa Ynez Valley residents: 2,544 (+31)
  • Recovered: 2,229
  • Total cases among Lompoc residents: 8,006 (+253)
  • Recovered: 7,047
  • Total tests performed in county: 1,175,850

Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Jan 18, 2022. 

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

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