On Feb. 9, Santa Barbara County reported 11 deaths on the day, including two individuals in the South County communities of Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland. There have now been 348 deaths countywide from Covid-19. Forty-five new deaths were reported in the last seven days. Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing Covid-19 as a cause or a significant condition, according to the Public Health Department. The process can take several days and up to two months to finalize if pending coroner verification.

The Public Health Department reported 30,206 positive cases on Feb. 9, indicating over 1,200 new cases in a seven-day period. 

In the South County communities there have been 1,203 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. In the city of Santa Barbara, there have been 5,513 cases and 71 deaths. 

Countywide, the age group most impacted has been 30- to 49-year-olds – a group which has experienced 10,154 confirmed infections of Covid-19. Individuals aged 18 to 29 have experienced 8,497 infections; there have been 6,090 infections among individuals 50- to 69-years-old; among children under 17 there have been 2,871 infections; and in the over 70 population, there have been 2,088 infections. 

For more information, visit publichealthsbc.org. 

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