Santa Barbara Co. reports 137 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 19:36:48-05

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 over two days, bringing the county's total to 31,763 confirmed cases as of February 25.

Eighty-five new cases were added on Wednesday and 52 new cases were added on Thursday.

Daily numbers were not released on Wednesday because of a delay in data from the state.

Nine additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported. To date, there have been 407 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 83 people are currently hospitalized; 30,934 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 64 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Nineteen of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,701
  • Santa Barbara - 5,872
  • Lompoc - 3,309
  • Orcutt - 1,663
  • Goleta - 1,636
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,269
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,223
  • Isla Vista - 1,217
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,094
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,086
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 939

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