The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced the biggest jump in positive COVID-19 cases on Monday afternoon, with the county registering 20 new cases overnight.
That brings the countywide total to 88.
Of the 88 cases, there are now 10 cases that are now receiving care in the ICU, with 14 people in the hospital overall.
Of the remaining 74 cases, 49 are recovering at home, six are pending and 19 have fully recovered.
Santa Maria registered nine new cases on Monday, while the unincorporated areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama and Guadalupe had six. There were three in the Lompoc area (Mission Hills/Vandenberg Village), one in Orcutt and One in Santa Barbara. The age range went from those in their 20s up to those more than 70.
The city-by-city breakdown for the county to date is as follows:
- Santa Maria: 29
- Santa Barbara: 26
- Other South County (Montecito, Toro Canyon, Summerland, Carpinteria): 9
- Other North County Unincorporated Area (New Cuyama, Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, City of Guadalupe): 8
- Orcutt: 6
- Lompoc: 5
- Goleta: 2
- Santa Ynez Valley: 2
- Other South County (Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota): 1
A day after announcing that two of its deputies had tested positive for coronavirus, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office indicated that two additional deputies have suffered the same fate.
According to a news release, a Custody Deputy is recovering at home after receiving positive results on Sunday. This deputy was assigned to the main jail and last worked on March 26. A member of the deputy’s family tested positive on March 27.
In addition, a Sheriff’s Deputy who last worked on March 18 has also tested positive for COVID-19. The deputy started feeling ill on March 19 and had not returned to work since. The deputy received the test results on Monday.
“After consulting with the Public Health Department, no additional staff nor any inmates have been isolated as a result of these new cases,” the release said.
For the state of California, there are now 7,413 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 146 deaths.
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