One Death and 77 New Cases
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the 68th death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was over 70 years of age, associated with a congregate living facility, and had underlying medical conditions. This person resided in the City of Santa Barbara which includes the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon.
Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition. The process can take several days and up to 2 months to finalize if pending Coroner verification.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to this community member’s family and friends. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the most vulnerable residents in our community. I urge everyone to continue wearing face coverings and stay at least 6 feet away from others you do not live with,” said Van Do-Reynoso, Santa Barbara County Public Health Director.
PHD is also reporting 77 new cases for a grand total of 6,652. Of that 205 are active with 81 hospitalizations including 25 in the intensive care unit (ICU).
For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-688-5551 or visit publichealthsbc.org.