Santa Barbara Co. reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 19:06:45-05

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 in the Santa Barbara area.

Santa Barbara County also added 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 10,042 confirmed cases as of November 4.

Ten people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 9,804 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 130 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,185
  • Santa Barbara - 1,301
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 962
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 466
  • Orcutt - 382
  • Isla Vista - 423
  • Goleta - 286
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 224
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 220
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 186

The location of an additional 381 cases is listed as "pending."

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

Pop-up testing will also be available in Isla Vista from November 5-7, and free testing specifically for UC Santa Barbara students will be available November 5-13.

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

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