Santa Barbara Co. reports 16 new cases of COVID-19

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 08, 2021

Santa Barbara County health officials are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19.

Most of these new cases are from Lompoc, according to the county's website.

99 cases in the county are still infectious.

Eight people are hospitalized, one person is in the ICU.

There are no additional Covid-related deaths to report.


Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at those locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.


All Santa Barbara County residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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