Public Health officials reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing Santa Barbara County’s total to 9,363 cases.

Of those, 123 remained infectuous.

There were no new deaths reported.

There were 851 tests reported Wednesday, making for a daily positivity rate of 2.7%.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for the county has not changed since Tuesday, and was at 3.5%. 

Hospitalization rates remain low, with 19 COVID patients in local hospitals. Six of those patients require intensive care. 

Local hospitals are operating at 49.4% capacity and 42.1% of ICU beds are currently occupied, according to Public Health. 

Out of the 23 new cases, seven came from Santa Maria and five from the Lompoc Valley. Santa Barbara reported three new cases, and Goleta, the Santa Ynez Valley, and the unincorporated areas of North County each reported two.

The Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area as well as the community of Orcutt had one new case each.

There were no new cases in Isla Vista, the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota, or the Lompoc Federal Prison.

 New cases reported Oct. 7Active cases by areaTotal reported cases by areaDeaths reported by area
South County: Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria142007
Santa Barbara and Mission Canyon3111,23713
Isla Vista042441
Western Goleta Valley and Gaviota022022
Santa Ynez Valley241607
Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills5238748
Lompoc federal correctional complex011,0253
Santa Maria7544,00062
North County: Guadalupe, Cuyama, New Cuyama, Garey, Casmalia, Sisquoc274305
Pending location023910
Santa Barbara County total 231239,363115

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