Santa Barbara Co. reports 15th death of COVID-19 patient

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 21:48:21-04

Santa Barbara County is reporting the 15th death of a resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the resident of Lompoc was in their 60s and had underlying health conditions.

The county also reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 1,787 confirmed cases as of June 5.

Health officials say 981 cases are at the federal prison in Lompoc and 806 cases are in the community.

Only 13 of the cases at the prison are currently considered active.

Of the community cases, 39 people are hospitalized, including ten people who are in the ICU. Eighty-five people are recovering at home and 629 people have recovered.

Health officials say 21,609 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Santa Barbara County.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County -- at the Santa Maria Fairpark, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, and at the Solvang Veterans' Memorial Hall.

Appointments are required at all testing sites. To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit