An alarming increase in daily cases of COVID-19 continued in Santa Barbara County on Sunday, with a record 779 new virus-related infections reported.
Sunday marked the highest number of one-day new cases of COVID-19 since the first positive case in the county in March.
The previous high was 512 cases three days earlier, on January 7.
No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the county on Sunday.
The total number of positive cases in the county rose to 21,323, and the total death toll remained at 197.
Updated data on hospitalization of COVID-19 in the county, including the number of patients in need of treatment in intensive care units, were not available on Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara County Community Datasheet.
“The information will be reported as soon as it becomes available,”
Of the new cases on Sunday, Santa Maria has 205, Santa Barbara has collected 183, the Montesito-Somerland-Carpinteria area has registered 64, Lompoc has 60, Goleta reports 56, Orkut records 45 and the Santa Ines Valley has 43.
There were 35 in the unincorporated area of the Goleta and Gaviota valleys, along with 10 in Isla Vista and 18 in the unincorporated area of North County.
Geographical locations hung in 60 cases.
As of Sunday, there are 2,129 still infectious cases of COVID-19 in the entire district.
Santa Barbara County has reported 1,379 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days, according to the county community community dashboard.
The COVID-19 County Dashboard shows the “adjusted” availability of intensive care units in Santa Barbara County, with the Southern California region remaining 0% in several counties.
Santa Barbara County is grouped in the large region of Southern California, where the availability of the intensive care unit must be increased to 15% or more in order for the county to withdraw from the regional home stay order.
The COVID-19 County Public Health website, publichealthsbc.org, offers information on what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19, as well as instructions for home isolation and quarantine. Click here for more information.
Click here for the Noozhawk coronavirus crisis section.