SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County Health Department announced Monday night that three more Santa Barbara County residents have died of COVID-19 .
All three individuals were over 70 years old with underlying health conditions and one individual was associated with a congregate living facility, according to the County Health Department.
Two individuals lived in Santa Maria, and one individual lived in the South County Unincorporated Area.
Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition. The process can take several days and up to 2 months to finalize if pending Coroner verification.