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Santa Barbara Co. COVID-19 cases total 1,669

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Jun 01, 2020

Santa Barbara County reported a total of 1,669 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, an increase of 20 cases since the last report on Friday, May 29.

Of that total, 971 cases are at the federal prison in Lompoc and 698 cases are in the community.

All of the new cases are community cases.

Health officials say that of the community cases, 29 people are hospitalized, including nine patients who are in the ICU. Seventy-eight people are recovering at home and another 562 people have fully recovered.

On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported that a fourth inmate at the prison facility in Lompoc has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say 19,388 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far.

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 https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

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