Santa Barbara County on Thursday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, the 11th day in a row that the daily tally was below 50.
The county also added two COVID-19-related deaths, according to the Public Health Department.
One individual who died was in the 70-plus age group and the other was between ages 18 and 29, according to the online COVID-19 status report.
“One had underlying comorbidities,” Public Health said, adding that neither deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate living facility.
One individual who died resided in the Santa Barbara area and the other resided in the Lompoc Valley.
The county’s COVID-19-related death total increased to 447.
The county has had 33,994 positive COVID-19 cases since the region’s first coronavirus case was reported in March 2020.
More than 150 residents are still considered infectious, according to the Community Data Dashboard.
There were 12 COVID-19 patients in local hospitals Thursday, including three being treated in intensive-care units.
County hospitals were operating at an ICU capacity of more than 22% on Thursday, according to the Public Health Department.
Of Thursday’s new cases, the Santa Maria Valley had 14, Santa Barbara had 12, the Goleta Valley had six and the Lompoc Valley had four.
Elsewhere, there were four cases in the Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area and one in Isla Vista.
One case is pending geographic location.
In addition, the 0-17 age group accounted for 13 of Thursday’s daily total, while the 18-29 age group had 15, the 30-49 age group had 11 and three were in the 50-69 age group.
The county’s seven-day total was nearly 200 people who tested positive for COVID-19, a decline from the previous week, when more than 370 cases were reported.
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