Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 29 additional cases of COVID-19 between Friday and Tuesday, and no new deaths.
There have been two COVID-19-related deaths in the county in the past two weeks, and the county’s cumulative death toll stands at 457.
Of the new cases between Friday and Tuesday, 13 were reported on Saturday, 10 on Sunday, four on Monday, and two on Tuesday.
Seven of the new cases added over the past four days were in Santa Barbara and seven were from the Lompoc Valley. Orcutt and the Goleta Valley each logged four cases, the Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area tallied three, Santa Maria reported two, the unincorporated areas of North County added one, and one case was pending geographic location.
There have been 65 new cases reported over the past week, averaging just over nine cases per day.
The number of new cases reported each week has been increasing since the end of June, according to data tracking done by Noozhawk.
The number of novel coronavirus cases still considered to be infectious countywide dropped from 54 people on Friday to 48 on Tuesday.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations remained stable over the past four days, and there were 10 patients recovering in local hospitals on Tuesday. Of those, four were being treated in intensive-care units.
There have been 34,692 confirmed cases across the county since the pandemic started.
— Noozhawk staff writer Jade Martinez-Pogue can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.