Santa Barbara Co. reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths Friday

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 21, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of three more people who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say all three were between the ages of 50 and 69, had underlying health conditions, and lived in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County has now had 87 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials are also reporting 81 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 7,653 confirmed cases as of August 21.

Of the 254 active cases in the county, 54 people are hospitalized, including 20 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,312 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,387
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 1,015
  • Lompoc - 590
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 322
  • Orcutt - 247
  • Goleta - 199
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 169
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 139
  • Isla Vista - 135
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 97

The location of an additional 334 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