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 26Active cases by regionTotal cases reported to date
Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria1n/a115
Santa Barbara and Mission Canyon20n/a701
Isla Vista0n/a40
Western Goleta Valley and Gaviota0n/a96
Santa Ynez Valley0n/a66
Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills3n/a403
Lompoc federal correctional complex0n/a1,011
Santa Maria3n/a2,578
Guadalupe, New Cuyama, Garey, Casmalia, Sisquoc2n/a234
Santa Barbara County total412805,759