Santa Barbara Co. reports 30 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 21:32:56-04

Santa Barbara County reported a total of 1,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, an increase of 30 cases since the last report on Friday, June 5.

Health officials say 984 cases are at the federal prison in Lompoc and 833 cases are in the community.

Of the community cases, 43 people are hospitalized, including nine patients who are in the ICU. Ninety-one people are recovering at home and 656 people have recovered.

At the prison, 16 cases are considered active.

Santa Barbara County has had 15 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials also reported Monday that five staff and five residents at the Country Oaks Care Center in Santa Maria have tested positive for COVID-19. There is also one reported case at the Valle Verde Health Facility in Santa Barbara.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County -- at the Santa Maria Fairpark, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, and at the Solvang Veterans' Memorial Hall.

Appointments are required at all testing sites. To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

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