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By the numbers: COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County
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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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COVID-19 Cases

  • Additional daily cases: 43
  • Hospitalizations: 11 (3 ICU) 
  • Total cases among Santa Barbara County residents: 8,837
  • Recovered: 8,573
  • Deaths: 123
  • Total cases among Santa Maria residents: 4,146
  • Recovered: 4,038
  • Total cases among Orcutt residents: 376
  • Recovered: 359
  • Total cases among Santa Ynez Valley residents: 182
  • Recovered: 172
  • Total cases among Lompoc residents: 939
  • Recovered: 911
  • Total tests performed in county: 190,988

Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, October 27, 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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