Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 418 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, increasing the county’s total to 23,184 cases. Some 3,027 cases are still infectious.
The health department also confirmed nine additional deaths Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 223 deaths.
Eight of the deceased were 70 years of age or older and one was 50-69 years old. Six had underlying health conditions, and five deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate living facility.
Three resided in Santa Barbara; one lived in Goleta; one resided in Lompoc; and four are from Santa Maria.
Santa Maria reported the most cases, 140, which increases its total to 8,272 cases. Of those, 936 are active.
Santa Barbara counted the second-most at 92 cases. The city has a total of 3,933 cases, of which 649 are still infectious.
Lompoc confirmed 56 COVID-19 cases, and its new total is 2,386, of which 302 are active.
The following areas also reported COVID-19 cases Thursday: Orcutt, 27 cases (1,279 total, 201 active); Goleta, 23 cases (1,134 total, 188 active); the south county area that includes the communities of Montecito, Summerland and the city of Carpinteria, 20 cases (829 total, 191 active); the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota, 17 cases (755 total, 115 active); the north county area containing the communities of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama and the city of Guadalupe, 10 cases (919 total, 76 active); Santa Ynez Valley, seven cases (635 total, 124 active); Isla Vista, three cases (754 total, 49 active).
The geographic locations of 23 cases are pending.
A total of 197 COVID-19 patients are recovering in hospitals across the county, and 53 are recovering in intensive care unit.
Across Santa Barbara County, 10.1% of ICU beds are available. The adjusted rate is 0%, denoting that COVID-19 patients are taking a large portion of ICU beds.