Santa Barbara Co. reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 06, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was over the age of 70, did not have underlying health conditions, and lived in an unincorporated part of North County.

Santa Barbara County also added 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 10,128 confirmed cases as of November 6.

Twelve people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 9,861 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 131 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,210
  • Santa Barbara - 1,318
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 968
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 469
  • Isla Vista - 429
  • Orcutt - 392
  • Goleta - 290
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 227
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 227
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 187

The location of an additional 385 cases is listed as "pending."

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

Free testing specifically for UC Santa Barbara students is also available now through November 13.

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

Pop-up testing is available in Isla Vista now through November 7. Appointments are full but health officials say limited walk-ins will be accepted.

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