Santa Barbara Co. COVID-19 case count now totals 1,604

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 20:29:57-04

Santa Barbara County reported a total of 1,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 26, an increase of 53 cases since the county's last report on Friday.

Of the cases that are in the community and not at the federal prison in Lompoc, health officials say 29 people are hospitalized, including eleven patients who are in the ICU.

Sixty-nine people are recovering at home and 492 people have recovered.

There are 971 cases at the prison in Lompoc, and county health officials say just 87 of those cases are active. The Federal Bureau of Prisons gave a slightly lower number of 81 on Tuesday.

Santa Barbara County has had 12 deaths attributed to COVID-19, including two inmates.

Health officials say 16,443 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Santa Barbara County.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County -- 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.

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