Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, for a total of 145 active cases.

There have been 180 cases reported in the past seven days, averaging just less than 26 new cases per day, according to data tracking done by Noozhawk.

There were no deaths reported on Wednesday, and the county’s cumulative death toll remained at 445.

There were 14 patients hospitalized by the virus on Wednesday, including three in intensive-care units. COVID-19 patients occupied 3.8% of the county’s 78 staffed ICU beds, according to the county’s Community Data Dashboard.

There have been 87 reported hospitalizations during the past week, averaging 12.4 patients per day. That is about 44% less than the week before when the county reported a daily hospitalization average of 22.3.

Of the new cases reported Wednesday, 12 were from the Santa Maria Valley and three were from the Goleta Valley. The Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area, Santa Barbara and Isla Vista each reported two new cases, and the Lompoc Valley and Santa Ynez Valley both reported one.

There were three cases pending geographic location.

There have been 33,952 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County since the pandemic began.

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