Worldwide, the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases surpassed 2 million this week. The United States leads with the highest number of cases, totaling over 600,000, while California reached over 27,000 cases and 951 deaths as of Monday at 5:40 p.m. 

Santa Barbara County confirmed its first cases of coronavirus on March 14; as of April 6, 354 cases were confirmed in the county. The actual number of people infected in the county is likely “a multitude” of the number shown in confirmed cases, according to Henning Ansorg, the Santa Barbara County public health officer, who spoke at a county press conference on Thursday.

The Daily Nexus is tracking the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county and will be updating the graphs below as more information becomes available. A summary of the Nexus’ coronavirus coverage can be viewed here.  

[Updated 4/6 at 5:40 p.m.]


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