Santa Barbara Co. reports 93rd COVID-19 related death

Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 20:21:46-04

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

Health officials say the patient was between the ages of 30 and 49, had underlying health conditions, and lived in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County has now had 93 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 130 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 8,143 confirmed cases as of August 31.

Of the 228 active cases in the county, 43 people are hospitalized, including 18 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,822 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,564
  • Santa Barbara - 1,092
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,019
  • Lompoc - 653
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 349
  • Orcutt - 268
  • Goleta - 212
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 178
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 171
  • Isla Vista - 146
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 118

The location of an additional 373 cases is listed as "pending."

Three free coronavirus testing sites are available to the community in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

The testing site at the Goleta Valley Community Center will open on Thursday, September 3, after moving from the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

Appointments are required at all locations. Visit or call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment.

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