Santa Barbara Co. reports 265 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 19:24:35-05

Santa Barbara County added 265 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 28,830 confirmed cases as of February 1.

Health officials say 170 people are currently hospitalized; 27,244 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 63 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Forty-seven of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Ten ICU surge beds are in use.

The county is also reporting seven more COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 298 total deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 9,895
  • Santa Barbara - 5,243
  • Lompoc - 2,984
  • Orcutt - 1,516
  • Goleta - 1,483
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,127
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,111
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Isla Vista - 1,006
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 969
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 833

An additional 1,584 cases are listed as "pending" location.

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

A mobile testing unit is also now open at Ryon Park in Lompoc.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and no appointment is required.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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