Santa Barbara Co. reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 18:27:00-05

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

Health officials say the patient lived in Orcutt, was over the age of 70, had underlying health conditions, and was associated with an outbreak at a congregate-care facility.

Santa Barbara County also added 49 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 9,992 confirmed cases as of November 2.

Sixteen new cases were added on Saturday, 18 new cases were added on Sunday, and 15 new cases were added on Monday.

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

Health officials say 9,760 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 129 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,182
  • Santa Barbara - 1,289
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 951
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 464
  • Orcutt - 381
  • Isla Vista - 412
  • Goleta - 285
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 223
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 217
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 184

The location of an additional 378 cases is listed as "pending."

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

Pop-up testing will also be available in Isla Vista from November 6-7.

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