Santa Barbara Co. reports 450 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 20:35:53-05

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

Health officials say one of the patients was between the ages of 50 and 69-years-old and the other was over the age of 70. Neither patient had underlying health conditions.

Santa Barbara County has had 199 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 450 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 21,767 confirmed cases as of January 11.

The Public Health Department reports that 193 people are currently hospitalized, including 56 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 18,864 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 7,807
  • Santa Barbara - 3,642
  • Lompoc - 2,212
  • Orcutt - 1,178
  • Goleta - 1,070
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,057
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 877
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 749
  • Isla Vista - 724
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 710
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 595

An additional 1,146 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 Tuesday through Friday.

A mobile testing unit is also now in operation at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara for at least the next two weeks.

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.

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