Santa Barbara Co. adds two new deaths to COVID-19 case count

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 20:47:37-04

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

One of the two people who died lived in Lompoc, was in their 70s, and had underlying health conditions.

The other person was an inmate at the federal prison in Lompoc, as previously reported by the Bureau of Federal Prisons.

Santa Barbara County is now reporting a total of 14 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Twenty-eight new cases of coronavirus were also reported Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 1,697 confirmed cases as of June 2.

Of that total, 979 cases are at the Lompoc prison and 718 cases are in the community.

Of the community cases, 31 people are hospitalized, including nine patients who are in the ICU. Fifty-six people are recovering at home, and 597 people have recovered.

More than 20,000 coronavirus tests have now been conducted in Santa Barbara County.

Three free coronavirus testing sites remain open to the community -- at the Santa Maria Fairpark, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, and the Anderson Recreation Center in Lompoc.

Appointments are required at all testing sites. To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

Also on Tuesday, Santa Barbara County released to the public a dashboard that keeps track of the metrics the county has agreed to maintain in order to stay open and continue the reopening process. It can be viewed on the county's coronavirus website.

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