Santa Barbara Co. reports 136 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 19:37:40-05

Santa Barbara County added 136 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 29,564 confirmed cases as of February 5.

The county is also reporting four more COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 334 total deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 161 people are currently hospitalized; 28,163 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 62 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Forty-four of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Nine ICU surge beds are in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,121
  • Santa Barbara - 5,395
  • Lompoc - 3,097
  • Orcutt - 1,547
  • Goleta - 1,511
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,165
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,129
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Isla Vista - 1,027
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,008
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 855

An additional 1,630 cases are listed as "pending" location.

Free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, and Goleta.

A mobile testing unit is also now open at Ryon Park in Lompoc.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations (no appointment required):

  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte - Noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Santa Maria Health Care Center, 2115 S. Centerpoint Parkway - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 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