Breaking news: Santa Barbara County Public Health reports 15 new positive COVID-19 cases, including one under 10 years old


Breaking news: Santa Barbara County Public Health reports 15 new positive COVID-19 cases, including one under 10 years old

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirmed 15 additional positive COVID-19 cases within county lines, bringing the overall total to 47 countywide.

The 15 include nine in Santa Barbara, two in Goleta, two in Santa Maria, one in Montecito/Summerland/Carpinteria and one in unincorporated areas of Goleta Valley and Gaviota.

While doctors have indicated that the coronavirus is rare in youth, Friday’s list of new cases included one person under the age of 10 in Santa Barbara and another from 10-19 in Goleta. There were also two more cases of those in their 20s, while seven are in their 50s, two in their 40s, one in their 30s and one in their 70s.

According to the PHD, of the 47 cases, 31 are recovering at home, five are hospitalized (including two in the ICU) and 11 have fully recovered.

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.

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