121 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Santa Barbara Co.

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jul 08, 2020

Santa Barbara County reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 3,808 confirmed cases as of July 8.

The Public Health Department says it has removed 55 previously reported cases from its overall case count "due to duplication, negative results and/or the case was found to be out of jurisdiction."

Inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc now account for 984 of the county's total cases. None are currently considered active.

Of the 444 active cases in the community, 72 people are hospitalized, including 21 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 2,354 community members have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 29 deaths attributed to COVID-19. That's one less than the county reported on Tuesday. Health officials say that death was removed from the county case count and reallocated to Los Angeles County.

Health officials say 52,399 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about seven percent of tests have been positive over the past seven days.

Three free 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