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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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1/26/2021-  PHD is reporting eight deaths today. Seven of the individuals were 70+ years of age and one was 50-69 years of age. Seven individuals had underlying health conditions and two were associated with outbreaks at congregate care facilities.

Geographical location of residence include:

City of Santa Barbara- 2

Unincorporated area of Goleta- 1

City of Lompoc- 1

City of Santa Maria- 4

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: 256
  • Hospitalizations: 192 (51 ICU)
  • Total cases among Santa Barbara County residents: 26,324
  • Recovered: 23,990
  • Deaths: 271
  • Total cases among Santa Maria residents: 9,475
  • Recovered: 8,791
  • Total cases among Orcutt residents: 1,461
  • Recovered: 1,354
  • Total cases among Santa Ynez Valley residents: 798
  • Recovered: 718
  • Total cases among Lompoc residents: 2,823
  • Recovered: 2,599
  • Total tests performed in county: 404,413

Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, January 26, 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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