Santa Barbara Co. reports 104 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:09:03-05

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 31,867 confirmed cases as of February 26.

Two additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported. To date, there have been 409 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 76 people are currently hospitalized; 31,076 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 57 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Eighteen of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,743
  • Santa Barbara - 5,908
  • Lompoc - 3,333
  • Orcutt - 1,680
  • Goleta - 1,640
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,272
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,228
  • Isla Vista - 1,219
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,099
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,086
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 943

Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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