Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 68 cases of COVID-19 and two additional fatalities on Wednesday.

The people who died resided in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, and no further information was immediately available. The county’s cumulative COVID-19 death toll rose to 522.

Of the new cases reported Wednesday, 37 were from the Santa Maria Valley and 14 were from Santa Barbara.

The Lompoc Valley reported five new cases, Isla Vista added three, the unincorporated areas of South County and the Goleta Valley each logged two, and the Santa Ynez Valley reported one.

There were four cases still pending geographic location.

The 30-49 age group accounted for the largest portion of Wednesday’s new cases with 23, followed by people under the age of 17 with 21 cases.

There were 11 new cases each reported among the 18-29 age group and the 50-69 age group, and two new cases reported in residents over the age of 70.

There were 369 cases still considered to be infectious countywide as of Wednesday.

There were 41 patients hospitalized for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, including 14 in intensive-care units.

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