73 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jul 30, 2020

Santa Barbara County reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 6,094 confirmed cases as of July 30.

Of the 290 active cases in the county, 89 people are hospitalized, including 29 patients who are in the ICU.

Active cases are defined as cases that are still infectious.

Health officials say 5,772 people have recovered.

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

Health officials say 76,708 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about nine 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.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 2,742
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,011
  • Santa Barbara - 763
  • Lompoc - 442
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 251
  • Orcutt - 196
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 138
  • Goleta - 137
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 102
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 71
  • Isla Vista - 45

The location of an additional 196 cases is listed as "pending."

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