Santa Barbara Co. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Posted at 4:36 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 19:36:35-04

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 33,994 confirmed cases as of April 22.

Two additional deaths were also reported. Santa Barbara County has had 447 deaths attributed to the virus.

Health officials say 12 people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU; 33,393 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,448
  • Santa Barbara - 6,376
  • Lompoc - 3,642
  • Orcutt - 1,812
  • Goleta - 1,786
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,366
  • Isla Vista - 1,298
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,286
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,205
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,089
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,013


Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.


All Santa Barbara County residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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