Santa Barbara Co. reports 146 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 19:46:07-05

Santa Barbara County added 146 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 30,087 confirmed cases as of February 8.

The county is also reporting one more COVID-19 related death. To date, there have been 337 total deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 141 people are currently hospitalized; 28,722 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 65 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Thirty-nine of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Five ICU surge beds are in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,253
  • Santa Barbara - 5,505
  • Lompoc - 3,149
  • Orcutt - 1,575
  • Goleta - 1,551
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,196
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,157
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Isla Vista - 1,070
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,025
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 867

An additional 1,660 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 Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 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