Santa Barbara Co. reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 18:27:02-04

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

Health officials say the patient was between the ages of 50 and 69, had underlying health conditions, and lived at a congregate living facility in Santa Maria that is experiencing a coronavirus outbreak.

The county also added 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 8,741 confirmed cases as of September 15.

Thirty-two people are hospitalized, including eight patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,485 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 107 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,764
  • Santa Barbara - 1,177
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,024
  • Lompoc - 775
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 383
  • Orcutt - 298
  • Goleta - 242
  • Isla Vista - 193
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 189
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 187
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 141

The location of an additional 368 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