Santa Barbara Co. reports death of COVID-19 positive patient

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 21:19:55-04

Santa Barbara County is reporting the death of a 32nd resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the person was in their 50s, and the health department is further investigating the death.

Santa Barbara County also reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 4,412 confirmed cases as of July 15.

Of the 334 active cases in the community, 81 people are hospitalized, including 27 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 4,046 people have recovered, including 997 inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc.

Three free 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 the AMR Central Training Center in Buellton.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 1,924
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,000
  • Santa Barbara - 500
  • Lompoc - 252
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 172
  • Orcutt - 134
  • Goleta - 93
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 81
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 69
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 43
  • Isla Vista - 28

The location of an additional 116 cases is listed as "pending."

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