Santa Barbara Co. reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 51 new cases

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 09, 2020

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

Health officials say both patients had underlying conditions and lived in Santa Maria. One was over the age of 70 and the other was between the ages of 30 and 49.

Santa Barbara County has had 99 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 8,550 confirmed cases as of September 9.

Thirty-nine people are hospitalized, including 13 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,220 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,702
  • Santa Barbara - 1,144
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,024
  • Lompoc - 748
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 367
  • Orcutt - 285
  • Goleta - 229
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 185
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 181
  • Isla Vista - 172
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 128

The location of an additional 385 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