Santa Barbara Co. reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 11, 2020

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

Health officials say the individual was over the age of 70, had underlying health conditions, and was associated with a congregate living facility in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County also reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 7,074 confirmed cases as of August 11.

County officials said they expect additional cases that were part of a statewide backlog to start coming into the county's data system in the next few days.

Of the 310 active cases in the county, 76 people are hospitalized, including 31 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 6,691 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,176
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Santa Barbara - 928
  • Lompoc - 533
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 283
  • Orcutt - 226
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 168
  • Goleta - 170
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 125
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 80
  • Isla Vista - 93

The locations of an additional 270 cases are listed as "pending."

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

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