Staff Report

Two Santa Ynez Valley residents in their 60’s tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to Santa Barbara County Public Health officials.

During their press briefing this afternoon Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg said there are six new cases since yesterday and the new patients are in their 30s to 60s. Along with the two from the valley, two are in Santa Maria, one is in Lompoc, and one is in Santa Barbara.

Ansorg added 21 of the 32 patients are recovering at home while three are in the hospital, including one in critical condition in the ICU.

Eight of the 32 patients have recovered.

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