Santa Barbara Co. adds 154 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 19:17:55-05

Santa Barbara County health officials added 154 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 31,334 confirmed cases as of February 19.

They are also reporting four additional COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 392 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 97 people are currently hospitalized; 30,418 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 61 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Twenty-one of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,587
  • Santa Barbara - 5,792
  • Lompoc - 3,272
  • Orcutt - 1,637
  • Goleta - 1,625
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,260
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,216
  • Isla Vista - 1,183
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,086
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,067
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 923

An additional 1,686 cases are listed as "pending" location.

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

Appointments are required at all 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.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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