Santa Barbara Co. reports 207 new COVID-19 cases; 2 deaths

Posted at 3:55 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 18:57:02-05

Santa Barbara County added 207 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 13,763 confirmed cases as of December 15.

Two new COVID-19-related deaths were also reported, bringing the county’s total to 142.

Health officials say both people were over the age of 70. One was a Lompoc resident and the other lived in Santa Maria.

Neither had underlying health conditions but health officials say one death was associated with an outbreak at a congregate living facility.

Seventy-eight people are currently hospitalized, including 20 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 12,562 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 5,312
  • Santa Barbara – 2,023
  • Lompoc - 1,454
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,038
  • Orcutt - 648
  • Isla Vista - 586
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 585
  • Goleta - 504
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 374
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 379
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 305

12 additional cases are listed as "pending" location.

Three free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

Additional testing will be available at the Public Health Testing Site in Santa Maria through Friday, Dec. 18.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.