Santa Barbara Co. reports 2 more COVID-19 related deaths, 137 new cases

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 14, 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 the Santa Barbara Mission Canyon area. The other lived in Orcutt and did not have underlying health conditions. Both lived at congregate care facilities.

Santa Barbara County has now had 77 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials also reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 7,274 confirmed cases as of August 14.

Of the 290 active cases in the county, 73 people are hospitalized, including 26 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 6,907 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,252
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 956
  • Lompoc - 554
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 292
  • Orcutt - 233
  • Goleta - 174
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 167
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 127
  • Isla Vista - 116
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 86

The location of an additional 298 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.

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