Santa Barbara Co. reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 22, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was over the age of 70, had underlying health conditions, and lived in the unincorporated area of Goleta.

The county also added 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 8,952 confirmed cases as of September 22.

The Public Health Department said three previously reported cases were removed from the overall case count.

Twenty-three people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,700 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 111 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,838
  • Santa Barbara - 1,205
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,024
  • Lompoc - 805
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 396
  • Orcutt - 310
  • Goleta - 250
  • Isla Vista - 218
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 197
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 188
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 149

The location of an additional 372 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