Santa Barbara County reported 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths, according to the Public Health Department.
The county’s seven-day rolling average test-positivity rate dropped to 5.2 percent from 6 percent the previous day, with the daily test-positivity rate on Sunday at 2 percent of 1,767 tests.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in the county remained at 92, according to the latest numbers provided by the Public Health Department.
The number of patients being treated in local hospitals increased to 44. Of those, 18 people were being treated in intensive-care units, down from 19 on Saturday.
Sundays tend to have lower COVID-19 case numbers — the last two had 43 and 40, respectively.
Of the new cases, 11 were in Santa Maria, nine were in Santa Barbara, six were in the unincorporated areas of the Goleta Valley, four were in Lompoc, three were in Orcutt and two were in the unincorporated areas of the North County.
The Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area, the Santa Ynez Valley and Isla Vista each recorded one new case.
Geographic locations were pending on four cases.
As of Sunday, the county reported 229 active cases (people who were still infectious).
The county’s case total rose to 8,098.
To date, the county’s total number of COVID-19 tests conducted is 117,576.
The Public Health Department reported 42 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Saturday, with the results based on 88 tests.
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