Santa Barbara Co. reports 29th COVID-19 patient death

Coronavirus-confirmed healthcare workers can return to work without being testing negative
Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 29, 2020

Santa Barbara County reported Monday that another person who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.

The individual reportedly lived in Santa Maria and was over the age of 70.

The county has now reported 29 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

County health officials also reported a total of 184 new cases between June 27 and June 29 -- 34 on Saturday, 54 on Sunday, and 96 on Monday.

The county's total confirmed COVID-19 case count now stands at 2,896, with 993 cases at the federal prison in Lompoc and 1,903 cases in the community.

Of the cases in the community, 60 people are hospitalized, including 21 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 2,292 people have fully recovered.

Three coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County. They are located at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and at the AMR Central Training Center in Buellton.

To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

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