Santa Barbara Co. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 19:30:48-04

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

Health officials say the patient was over the age of 70, had underlying health conditions, and lived in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County has now had 82 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials are also reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 7,508 confirmed cases as of August 19.

Of the 230 active cases in the county, 59 people are hospitalized, including 21 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,196 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,334
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 991
  • Lompoc - 579
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 313
  • Orcutt - 243
  • Goleta - 189
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 168
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 139
  • Isla Vista - 128
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 87

The location of an additional 318 cases is listed as "pending."

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, and Buellton.

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