Santa Barbara Co. reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths, 30 new cases

Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 10, 2020

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

Health officials say two patients lived in the Santa Ynez Valley and were between the ages of 50 and 69. The other two patients lived in Santa Maria. One was between the ages of 50 and 69 and the other was over the age of 70. All four reportedly had underlying health conditions.

Santa Barbara County has had 103 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 8,579 confirmed cases as of September 10.

Thirty-seven people are hospitalized, including eleven patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 8,274 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,708
  • Santa Barbara - 1,148
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,024
  • Lompoc - 750
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 368
  • Orcutt - 287
  • Goleta - 231
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 185
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 182
  • Isla Vista - 178
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 131

The location of an additional 387 cases is listed as "pending."

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

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