Santa Barbara County reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 — and one additional death — on Thursday.
The fatality was a person in Santa Maria who was older than 70, had underlying health conditions and was a resident of a congregate-care facility, according to the county Public Health Department.
To date, the county has had 115 deaths from the novel coronavirus.
Of the new cases reported Thursday, 15 were in the Santa Maria Valley, two each were in Santa Barbara, the Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area and the Lompoc Valley, and one each was in Goleta, Isla Vista and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Geographic locations were pending on two cases.
There were 23 people being treated in local hospitals, down from 26 the previous day. Of those, six were in intensive-care units.
In the past seven days, the county has reported a little more than 32 COVID-19 cases per day, a slight increase from the previous week.
The county’s seven-day rolling positivity rate was 3.2 percent on Thursday, relatively unchanged during the past 10 days.
The county is scheduled to conduct its weekly COVID-19 briefing at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Click here to watch the briefing.