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Hospitalization rates continue to be high throughout Santa Barbara County amid COVID-19

Karen Cruz-Orduña/KEYT

LOMPOC, Calif. – Hospitalization rates are up throughout Santa Barbara County, due to COVID-19.

According to Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso, as of Wednesday, there are 70 people in the hospital, being treated for COVID-19.

"Of that, 19 are in the ICU," said Do-Reynoso.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has experienced an uptick in hospitalizations as well.

"In the past three or four months, we have set a historical census that has not been as high ever in the history of the hospital," said Senior Nursing Director Karen Kelly.

For more on the County's COVID update, click here.

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Karen Cruz-Orduña

Karen Cruz-Orduña is a reporter for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Karen, click here.

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