Santa Barbara Co. reports 153 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 20:28:20-05

Santa Barbara County added 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 30,502 confirmed cases as of February 11.

The county is also reporting eight additional COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 366 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 154 people are currently hospitalized; 29,300 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 59 of the county's 77 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Thirty-eight of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Five ICU surge beds are in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,372
  • Santa Barbara - 5,576
  • Lompoc - 3,193
  • Orcutt - 1,599
  • Goleta - 1,587
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,225
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,185
  • Isla Vista - 1,133
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,034
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 887

An additional 1,632 cases are listed as "pending" location.

Free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, 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