Santa Barbara Co. reports 67 new cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 20:18:00-04

Santa Barbara County reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 3,868 confirmed cases as of July 9.

The Public Health Department says it has removed 22 previously reported cases from its overall case count "due to duplication, negative results and/or the case was found to be out of jurisdiction."

Of the 359 active cases in the community, 80 people are hospitalized, including 23 patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 2,485 community members have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 29 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials say 52,751 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far. According to the Public Health Department's metrics website, about seven percent of tests have been positive over the past seven days.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County. They are located at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and at the AMR Central Training Center in Buellton.

To make an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1123.

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