SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Public Health reported seven more coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 388.
Four of the individuals were recorded as over the age of 70 while three were between 50 and 69 years old.
Six of the victims suffered from underlying health conditions. Two of the deaths were also associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility.
The health department listed the individuals as living in the following areas:
- Two in the City of Santa Barbara
- One from the Unincorporated area of Goleta
- One in the Santa Ynez Valley
- One in the City of Lompoc
- One from the Community of Orcutt
- One in the North County Unincorporated area
The county said a death is considered to be coronavirus-related when the health department receives a death certificate that lists COVID-19 as the cause of death or a significant contributing factor in the death. The process can sometimes take several weeks to verify.
The county also reported 125 new cases on Thursday. 95 people are hospitalized, 20 of whom are in the ICU.
For a complete breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County, click here.