Santa Barbara County reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, which is well below the tallies on the previous several days.
However, Sundays traditionally have lower case numbers — the last two reported 16 and 33 — owing to fewer tests being conducted and reported.
For example, Santa Maria, which averaged more than 75 cases per day over the previous five days, reported only three cases on Sunday, according to the county Public Health Department.
Santa Barbara reported 20 cases on Sunday; Goleta, Santa Ynez and Lompoc each had three cases; the unincorporated Goleta Valley had two cases; and North County unincorporated areas and Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria each had one case.
Geographic locations were pending on five cases.
The county’s case total rose to 5,759.
The county reported results for 873 cases on Sunday, for a 4.7 percent positive-test rate. The county’s seven-day rolling average of test-positivity rose to 9.4 percent from 8.4 percent.
There were 80 coronavirus patients being treated at local hospitals Sunday, including 24 in intensive-care units.
The numbers on Saturday were 78 and 25, respectively.
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New cases reported July 26 Active cases by region Total cases reported to date Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria 1 n/a 115 Santa Barbara and Mission Canyon 20 n/a 701 Goleta 3 n/a 130 Isla Vista 0 n/a 40 Western Goleta Valley and Gaviota 0 n/a 96 Santa Ynez Valley 0 n/a 66 Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills 3 n/a 403 Lompoc federal correctional complex 0 n/a 1,011 Santa Maria 3 n/a 2,578 Orcutt 0 n/a 185 Guadalupe, New Cuyama, Garey, Casmalia, Sisquoc 2 n/a 234 Pending 5 n/a 200 Santa Barbara County total 41 280 5,759