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

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 23:24:07-04

Santa Barbara County reported 135 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 5,124 confirmed cases as of July 21.

The Public Health Department says two previously reported cases were determined to be duplicates and removed from the total case count.

Of the 290 active cases in the community, 82 people are hospitalized, including 26 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 4,797 people have recovered, including 1,002 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Santa Barbara County has had 32 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials say 66,107 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about ten 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