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Santa Barbara Co. adds 71 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 20:16:56-04

Santa Barbara County also added 71 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 8,300 confirmed cases as of September 3.

Thirty-eight people are hospitalized, including 18 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,984 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 97 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,625
  • Santa Barbara - 1,122
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,023
  • Lompoc - 700
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 359
  • Orcutt - 274
  • Goleta - 217
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 179
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 174
  • Isla Vista - 160
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 121

The location of an additional 346 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.

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