Santa Barbara Co. reports 23 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death

Posted at 6:05 PM, Apr 23, 2021

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 34,017 confirmed cases as of April 23.

One additional death was also reported. Santa Barbara County has had 448 deaths attributed to the virus.

Information on hospitalizations was not available Friday afternoon, but there are 153 currently active cases in the county.

Health officials say 33,416 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,451
  • Santa Barbara - 6,381
  • Lompoc - 3,644
  • Orcutt - 1,812
  • Goleta - 1,786
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,372
  • Isla Vista - 1,303
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,286
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,206
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,089
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,013


Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.


All Santa Barbara County residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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