A day after announcing that there were 15 new positive COVID-19 cases, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department unveiled 17 additional positive cases on Saturday, bringing the county total to 64.
Half of that total has been revealed over the past 24 hours.
Of the cases revealed Saturday, nine reside in Santa Maria, five are in Santa Barbara, two are in the Montecito/Summerland/Carpinteria area and one was reported in Lompoc.
The age breakdown was four in their 50s, four in their 40s, two in their 70s, four in their 60s and three in their 20s.
Of the 64, the PHD indicated that 47 are recovering at home, six are recovering in a hospital — three in the ICU — and 11 have fully recovered.
Santa Barbara County is gaining significant ground on Ventura County, which announced that it now had 98 cases, with three deaths.
There have been no deaths to date in Santa Barbara County.
There are now 5,549 confirmed cases in California with 119 deaths, while the U.S. has 101,657 cases and 1,581 deaths.
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