Santa Barbara Co. adds 7 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 19:06:00-04

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 34,419 confirmed cases as of May 20.

Health officials say there are 49 known active cases in the community. Seventeen people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 33,920 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 450 deaths attributed to the virus.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,571
  • Santa Barbara - 6,478
  • Lompoc - 3,825
  • Orcutt - 1,841
  • Goleta - 1,817
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,401
  • Isla Vista - 1,325
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,298
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,226
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,094
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,044


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

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.


All Santa Barbara County residents 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment or find a walk-in clinic, click here.

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