Santa Barbara Co. reports 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths

Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 13, 2020

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

Health officials say both were over the age of 70. One person had underlying health conditions and lived in a congregate care facility in an unincorporated part of the North County. The other lived in Santa Maria and did not have underlying health conditions.

Santa Barbara County has had 75 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Seventy-five new cases of coronavirus were also reported on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 7,148 confirmed cases as of August 13.

Of the 207 active cases in the county, 75 people are hospitalized, including 26 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 6,866 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,199
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 942
  • Lompoc - 542
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 287
  • Orcutt - 229
  • Goleta - 172
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 165
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 125
  • Isla Vista - 103
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 85

The locations of an additional 280 cases are listed as "pending."

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

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

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