Santa Barbara Co. reports 331 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Posted at 3:53 PM, Jan 25, 2021

Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of two more people who had COVID-19.

Health officials say both of the patients were over the age of 70 and had underlying health conditions. One case was associated with an outbreak at a congregate-care facility.

Santa Barbara County has had 267 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 331 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 27,149 confirmed cases as of January 25.

Health officials say 112 people are currently hospitalized; 24,797 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 64 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Forty-nine of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. Nine ICU surge beds are in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 9,392
  • Santa Barbara - 4,896
  • Lompoc - 2,788
  • Orcutt - 1,446
  • Goleta - 1,403
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,078
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,052
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,022
  • Isla Vista - 920
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 899
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 787

An additional 1,466 cases are listed as "pending" location.

Three free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

Additional testing is available next to the Santa Maria Health Care Center on Tuesdays through Fridays, and a mobile testing unit is also now in operation at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and no appointment is required.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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