Santa Barbara Co. reports 90th COVID-19 related death

Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 26, 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 a congregate care facility in the Santa Barbara area.

Santa Barbara County has now had 90 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county is also reporting 47 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 7,916 confirmed cases as of August 26.

Of the 241 active cases in the county, 54 people are hospitalized, including 23 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,585 people have recovered, including 1,016 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,492
  • Santa Barbara - 1,069
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Lompoc - 625
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 327
  • Orcutt - 254
  • Goleta - 204
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 173
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 149
  • Isla Vista - 141
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 108

The location of an additional 355 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.

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