SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Public Health reported two new coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, one of which was in a minor between the ages of 12 and 17.
The department said the minor was a Santa Maria resident and had underlying health conditions. This marks the first pediatric death related to COVID-19 in the county.
The second person who died was a Lompoc resident in their 70s who also had underlying conditions.
Neither of these deaths were related to outbreaks at a congregate care facility.
These individuals bring the total number of deaths in the county to 147. There were 186 new cases identified on Friday.
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