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Santa Barbara Co. COVID-19 case count increases to 4,140

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 22:14:50-04

Santa Barbara County reported 209 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period ending Monday, bringing the county's total to 4,140 confirmed cases as of July 13.

According to the Public Health Department, 120 new cases were recorded on Saturday, 33 cases were recorded on Sunday, and 56 cases were recorded on Monday.

Of the 328 active cases in the community, 76 people are hospitalized, including 25 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 2,786 community members have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 31 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials say 56,568 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about eight percent of tests have been positive over the past seven days.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County. They are located at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, and at the AMR Central Training Center in Buellton.

To make an appointment, visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

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