Santa Barbara Co. reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths

Posted at 3:43 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 18:43:36-04

Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of two people who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say both patients had underlying health conditions and lived in Santa Maria. One was between the ages of 30 and 49 and the other was between the ages of 50 and 69.

The county's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of October 26 is 9,820.

Nine people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,580 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 122 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,134
  • Santa Barbara - 1,272
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 930
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 459
  • Orcutt - 370
  • Isla Vista - 339
  • Goleta - 278
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 220
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 214
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 182

The location of an additional 396 cases is listed as "pending."

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

A pop-up testing clinic will be open November 6-7 in Isla Vista.

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