Santa Barbara Co. adds 141 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 20:41:48-04

Santa Barbara County reported 141 new cases of COVID-19 over four days on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 8,499 confirmed cases as of September 8.

Fifty-six cases were added on Saturday, 30 cases were added on Sunday, 52 cases were added on Monday, and three cases were added on Tuesday.

Public Health officials say the small number on Tuesday was a result of the Labor Day holiday.

Forty-four people are hospitalized, including 17 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,186 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 97 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,685
  • Santa Barbara - 1,139
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,023
  • Lompoc - 743
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 365
  • Orcutt - 283
  • Goleta - 227
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 185
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 178
  • Isla Vista - 168
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 126

The location of an additional 377 cases is listed as "pending."

Three free coronavirus testing sites are available to the community in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here or call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment.

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