Santa Barbara Co. adds 45 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 19:00:48-04

Santa Barbara County added 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 9,760 confirmed cases as of October 23.

Seventeen people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,511 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 120 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Santa Barbara County remains in the state's red "substantial" tier with a daily case rate of 4.73 per 100,000 people and a community test positivity rate of 2%.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,120
  • Santa Barbara - 1,268
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 922
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 459
  • Orcutt - 366
  • Isla Vista - 318
  • Goleta - 276
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 218
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 214
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 181

The location of an additional 392 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 October 23-24 and November 6-7 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