Santa Barbara County Reports 3 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department now reports three confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of Thursday, 214 individuals have been tested with 3 positive results and 66 negative results. There are currently 145 pending results. The Public Health Department (PHD) notes these numbers only reflect the number of tests being reported to their department.
PHD confirmed the third patient is a North County resident in their 60's who is a family member of the first person that was diagnosed.
It's unclear if this patient has underlying health conditions but PHD stated all three confirmed cases do not have a history of travel and are believed to have been infected through community transmission.
All three positive cases are recovering at their respective homes in isolation until PHD clears them.
More positive cases are expected within the next few days.
Ventura County is reporting 13 confirmed cases while San Luis Obispo County has seven confirmed cases.
For more information about COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, visit www.publichealthsbc.org or call the open call center with questions at 833-688-5551 on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.