Santa Barbara Co. adds 71 new cases of COVID-19

Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 12, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting 71 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 9,475 confirmed cases as of October 12.

Twenty-five new cases were added on Saturday, 22 new cases were added Sunday, and 24 cases were added Monday.

Twenty-four people are hospitalized, including six patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,240 people have recovered.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,052
  • Santa Barbara - 1,249
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,025
  • Lompoc - 894
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 439
  • Orcutt - 345
  • Goleta - 268
  • Isla Vista - 255
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 209
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 202
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 168

The location of an additional 369 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