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

Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 19:46:57-04

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

Health officials say one of the patients was between the ages of 50 and 69, had underlying health conditions, and lived in a congregate care facility in Isla Vista. The other patient lived in Santa Maria and was over the age of 70 but had no underlying health conditions.

Santa Barbara County has now had 84 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials are also reporting 71 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 7,578 confirmed cases as of August 20.

County officials note that one previously reported case was removed from the overall case count.

Of the 225 active cases in the county, 62 people are hospitalized, including 22 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,269 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,364
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 1,003
  • Lompoc - 585
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 316
  • Orcutt - 244
  • Goleta - 193
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 169
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 139
  • Isla Vista - 131
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 91

The location of an additional 324 cases is 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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