Santa Barbara Co. adds 26 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Oct 30, 2020

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

Health officials say both patients lived in Santa Maria. One was between the ages of 50 and 69 and had underlying health conditions. The other was over the age of 70 and did not have underlying health conditions but was associated with a virus outbreak at a congregate-care facility.

Santa Barbara County also added 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 9,944 confirmed cases as of October 30.

Nine people are hospitalized, including one patient who is in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,679 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 128 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,174
  • Santa Barbara - 1,280
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 947
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 461
  • Orcutt - 380
  • Isla Vista - 397
  • Goleta - 283
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 221
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 215
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 184

The location of an additional 376 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.

Pop-up testing will also be available in Isla Vista on a walk-in basis through October 31. Appointments are required for additional pop-up testing taking place November 6-7.

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