111 new COVID-19 cases reported in Santa Barbara Co.

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 01:16:37-04

Santa Barbara County reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 3,261 confirmed cases as of July 2.

Inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc account for 994 of the county's total cases, none of which are currently considered active.

Of the 374 active cases in the community, 64 people are hospitalized, including 20 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 1,867 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 29 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The Public Health Department says 55% of the county's cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact, 44% are the result of community spread, and 1% is due to travel.

Health officials say 44,164 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about eight percent of tests have been positive in the past seven days.

Public Health announced Thursday that it had revised its online coronavirus data dashboard to reflect more metrics, including cases reported at skilled nursing facilities. Click here to view the county's metrics website.

Three coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County. They are located at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and at the AMR Central Training Center in Buellton.

To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit