Santa Barbara County reported 17 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 10 of those in Santa Maria. 

Two other cases were in Orcutt, one in the unincorporated areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey,  Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe, two in Santa Barbara, one in Goleta, and one in the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley. 

Of the total 1,714 cases in the county, 979 are from the Lompoc prison; 353 from Santa Maria; 105 from Lompoc and 99 from Santa Barbara.

There were 29 people being treated in local hospitals as of Wednesday, including nine in intensive care units. Those numbers have remained relatively stable in recent weeks.

Of the county’s 735 “community cases,” 602 — about 82% — have fully recovered.

In the county, 15 people have died of COVID-19, including four prison inmates.

About 85 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19, and 18,786 people in the county have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Of those deaths, four were at the Lompoc prison, three were in Santa Maria, three were from the city of Lompoc, two were from Goleta, one from the city of Santa Barbara, one from the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley, and one from the unincorporated areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey,  Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe.

Santa Barbara and many parts of California have been slowly re-opening the economy as COVID-19 cases have stabilized and hospitalizations have dropped.

In California, about 118,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 4,361 have died. 

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