Santa Barbara Co. adds 165 new COVID-19 cases over weekend; 2 additional deaths reported

Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 16, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of two more people who tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Public Health Department, both patients were over the age of 70 and had underlying health conditions. One lived in the City of Goleta and the other lived in the unincorporated area near Goleta.

Santa Barbara County also added 165 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 10,577 confirmed cases as of November 16.

Seventy-one cases were added on Saturday, 41 cases were added on Sunday, and 53 cases were added on Monday.

Thirteen people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 10,189 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 133 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,331
  • Santa Barbara - 1,395
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 1,010
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 490
  • Isla Vista - 471
  • Orcutt - 436
  • Goleta - 319
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 250
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 250
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 198

The location of an additional 401 cases is listed as "pending."

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

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

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