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

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 08, 2021

Santa Barbara County Health officials reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 34,547 confirmed cases as of June 8.

Health officials say there are 38 known active cases in the community. Nine people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 34,058 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 451 deaths attributed to the virus.

On Tuesday, June 8, Santa Barbara County met the requirements to move into the yellow tier with a case rate of 0.9 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 0.7%.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,623
  • Santa Barbara - 6,503
  • Lompoc - 3,834
  • Orcutt - 1,857
  • Goleta - 1,822
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,404
  • Isla Vista - 1,327
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,301
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,230
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,094
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,046


Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at those locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Walk-in-only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


All Santa Barbara County residents 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment or find a walk-in clinic, click here.

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