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Santa Barbara County reports new COVID-19 death

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported one new coronavirus-related death on Wednesday.

The latest death brings the county's coronavirus death toll to 117.

This person was a Santa Maria resident between the ages of 50 and 69. They had underlying health conditions, public health officials said.

A death is counted as a coronavirus death when the public health department receives a death certificate that lists COVID-19 as the cause of death or a significant contributing factor in the death. It can often take weeks to verify.

This latest death was not associated with any shared living facilities, according to the public health department.

Santa Barbara County reported 19 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. For a complete breakdown of cases in Santa Barbara County, click here.

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