1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 1,129 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths in the past three days.
There are currently 2,085 active cases throughout the county. Of those, 112 are hospitalized with 49 in the intensive care unit (ICU).
On Monday, PHD reported 331 new cases and two deaths. Both individuals were 70+ years of age and had underlying medical conditions. One death was associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility. One person resided in Goleta and the other in Santa Barbara.
On Saturday, there were 531 new cases and 5 deaths. Five individuals were 70+ years of age. Four individuals had underlying health conditions and three deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility. Two individuals resided in Lompoc, two in Santa Maria, and one in Orcutt.
On Sunday, there were 307 new cases with 2,196 active cases. There were 185 hospitalizations including 46 in the ICU.
There have been 267 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As of Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an end to the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions. PHD followed up the announcement stating Santa Barbara County has returned to the Purple Tier and a Health Officer Order outlining the specific restrictions and allowances for Santa Barbara County businesses and residents will be issued. This Health Officer Order will take effect at 8 a.m. on January 26, 2020.
While some businesses are allowed to reopen, such as outdoor dining, gatherings with members outside your household are still prohibited.
More data can be found at publichealthsbc.org.
[Ed Note: This article has been amended with updated data from the Public Health Department. The article previously stated the incorrect number of cases for Saturday.]