Santa Barbara Co. adds 22 new COVID-19 cases, reports new death

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 19:05:14-04

Santa Barbara County added 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 9,408 confirmed cases as of October 9.

Twenty people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,164 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 116 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

One new death was reported Friday. Health officials say the person was a Santa Maria resident over the age of 70 with underlying medical conditions and was associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,012
  • Santa Barbara - 1,239
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,025
  • Lompoc - 882
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 432
  • Orcutt - 341
  • Goleta - 266
  • Isla Vista - 250
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 205
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 203
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 160

The location of an additional 393 cases is listed as "pending."
Three free coronavirus testing sites are available to the community in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

A pop-up testing clinic will be open on October 23 and November 6 in Isla Vista.

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