Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and no additional fatalities.
There have been only two COVID-19-related deaths reported since the beginning of May, and the county’s cumulative death toll remains at 452.
There have been 35 new cases reported over the past week, averaging five cases per day, according to data tracking done by Noozhawk.
This is nearly a 29% decrease from the week prior when the county was reporting an average of seven cases per day.
There were 29 community cases still considered to be infectious on Tuesday.
Of those, 12 patients were being treated for the virus in local hospitals, including three in intensive-care units.
Three of Tuesday’s new cases were from Santa Maria and one was from the Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area.
There have been 34,580 confirmed cases throughout the county since the pandemic began, and 33,009 of those people have since recovered.
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