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

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 20:11:05-04

Santa Barbara County added 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 8,803 confirmed cases as of September 17.

Twenty-eight people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,522 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 109 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,778
  • Santa Barbara - 1,183
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,024
  • Lompoc - 785
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 385
  • Orcutt - 305
  • Goleta - 245
  • Isla Vista - 207
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 192
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 187
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 142

The location of an additional 370 cases is listed as "pending."

Three free coronavirus testing sites are available to the community in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here or call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment.

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