Of the noninmate or “community” cases, two are in the city of Santa Maria and the other in Santa Barbara, according to the county Public Health Department.
The prison complex, which accounts for almost 65 percent of the county’s total of 1,474 cases, has had a massive outbreak of the virus, and now has reported 956 cases, including two deaths.
Of the community cases reported Sunday, two are in the 0-17 age group and one is in the 30-40 group.
Santa Maria is the county’s community hot spot, with 210 cases — about 14 percent of the total — and two deaths.
Of the 509 community cases, 418 have fully recovered; 61 are recovering at home; 27 are being treated at local hospitals, with 11 in intensive-care units; and the status on three cases was pending.
There have been nine noninmate deaths from COVID-19 in the county, the most recent on May 8.