Santa Barbara Co. reports death of resident who tested positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 21:40:52-04

Another person who tested positive for COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County has died.

Health officials say the individual lived in Santa Barbara and was over the age of 70.

Santa Barbara County has now reported 28 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

County health officials also reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 2,631 confirmed cases as of June 25.

Of that total, 992 cases are inmates at the federal prison in Lompoc. Eight of those cases are currently considered active.

Of the cases in the community, 61 people are currently hospitalized, including 22 patients who are in the ICU.

Another 184 people are recovering at home and 1,126 people have recovered.

Health officials say 37,056 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county so far.

Three 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.

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