Nine Additional COVID-19 Deaths Hit County
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports nine additional deaths and 418 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
Eight of the nine individuals were over 70 years of age, one was between 50-69 years of age. Six had underlying health issues and five were associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility.
There have now been 223 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Santa Barbara County since the virus arrived last March.
There are currently 3,027 active cases within the county including 197 hospitalizations with 53 in the intensive care unit (ICU).