Santa Barbara Co. reports 89th COVID-19 related death

Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 25, 2020

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

Health officials say the patient was over the age of 70, had underlying health conditions, and lived in an unincorporated area of the North County.

Santa Barbara County has now had 89 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county is also reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 7,869 confirmed cases as of August 25.

Of the 229 active cases in the county, 51 people are hospitalized, including 21 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,551 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,475
  • Santa Barbara - 1,056
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Lompoc - 624
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 323
  • Orcutt - 254
  • Goleta - 203
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 173
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 146
  • Isla Vista - 140
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 105

The location of an additional 351 cases is 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.

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