Santa Barbara Co. reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Posted at 4:37 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 20:10:20-04

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

Health officials say two of the patients were from Santa Maria, one was from Orcutt, and the other was from an unincorporated area of the North County. Three reportedly had underlying health conditions, and three were associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility.

Santa Barbara County also added 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 9,863 confirmed cases as of October 27.

Eleven people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 9,596 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 126 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,146
  • Santa Barbara - 1,273
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 939
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 460
  • Orcutt - 376
  • Isla Vista - 349
  • Goleta - 280
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 220
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 214
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 182

The location of an additional 398 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.

Pop-up testing will also be available in Isla Vista on a walk-in basis October 29-31. Appointments are required for additional pop-up testing taking place November 6-7.

Testing will also be available to UC Santa Barbara students on-campus October 27-30 by appointment. Click here for details on scheduling an appointment.

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