Santa Barbara Co. reports 81 new cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 26, 2020

Santa Barbara County reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 2,712 confirmed cases as of June 26.

Of that total, 993 cases are inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc. Only seven of those cases are currently considered active.

Health officials say 290 of the cases in the community are active. Fifty-four people are currently hospitalized, including 20 patients who are in the ICU.

According to the Public Health Department, 2,106 of the county's total cases are considered fully recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 28 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials say 38,417 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far.

Three 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 1745 Mission Drive in Solvang.

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

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