Another death related to COVID-19 was reported Tuesday in Santa Barbara County.
The person lived in Santa Maria and was in their 60s with underlying health conditions, according to the county Public Health Department. The death is not related to the outbreak at Country Oaks Care Center.
The number brings the total number of deaths up to 22.
The department also reported 46 new cases Tuesday. Of them, 33 were in Santa Maria.
The rest break down to five in Santa Barbara; three in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria; two in various unincorporated areas and the city of Guadalupe; one in Lompoc; and one in the federal prison complex in Lompoc, where the total number of cases is 987.
Tuesday’s cases break down to seven for ages 0-17, 11 for ages 18-29, 20 in ages 30-49, five in ages 50-69, two in the 70-plus age group and one in the “suppressed” category.
The numbers bring the county’s total of confirmed cases to 2,115.
The total of fully recovered cases is 1,777.
Meanwhile, Cottage Health reported Tuesday that it is caring for a total of 287 patients across all its campuses.
The nonprofit also said it had 222 acute care patients and that 151 acute care beds remain available.