Thanksgiving gatherings are being blamed for a record number of COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County. 696 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, for a new total of 13,557. 360 were reported just yesterday. The highest single-day count for Santa Barbara County since the beginning of the pandemic. San Luis Obispo County added 259 new cases of COVID-19 between Saturday and Monday, for a new total of 7,711 confirmed cases.