Santa Barbara Co. reports 147 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Posted at 5:40 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 20:41:47-05

Santa Barbara County added 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 30,352 confirmed cases as of February 10.

The county is also reporting 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 358 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 145 people are currently hospitalized; 29,044 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 55 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Thirty-five of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Seven ICU surge beds are in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,333
  • Santa Barbara - 5,541
  • Lompoc - 3,177
  • Orcutt - 1,585
  • Goleta - 1,581
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,211
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,184
  • Isla Vista - 1,130
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,029
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 880

An additional 1,622 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