Santa Barbara Co. reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 12, 2021

Santa Barbara County added 87 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 30,586 confirmed cases as of February 12.

The county is also reporting one additional COVID-19 related death. To date, there have been 367 deaths attributed to the virus in Santa Barbara County.

Health officials say 139 people are currently hospitalized; 29,478 people have recovered.

The Public Health Department reports that 52 of the county's 76 staffed ICU beds are currently occupied. Twenty-eight of them are taken by COVID-19 patients. One ICU surge bed is in use.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 10,379
  • Santa Barbara - 5,603
  • Lompoc - 3,209
  • Orcutt - 1,600
  • Goleta - 1,590
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,228
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,188
  • Isla Vista - 1,138
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,079
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,041
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 893

An additional 1,638 cases are listed as "pending" location.

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

A mobile testing unit is also now open at Ryon Park in Lompoc.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and starting Tuesday, Feb. 16, residents 65 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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