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Santa Barbara Co. reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

Poll China Outbreak
Posted at 5:19 PM, May 26, 2021

Santa Barbara County Health officials reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 34,470 confirmed cases as of May 26.

Health officials say there are 55 known active cases in the community. Seven people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 33,965 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 450 deaths attributed to the virus.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,593
  • Santa Barbara - 6,485
  • Lompoc - 3,830
  • Orcutt - 1,850
  • Goleta - 1,820
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,402
  • Isla Vista - 1,326
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,298
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,229
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,094
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,044

TESTING

Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

Appointments are required at those locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.

VACCINATIONS

All Santa Barbara County residents 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For details on how to make an appointment or find a walk-in clinic, click here.

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