Santa Barbara Co. reports two additional COVID-19 related deaths

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Sep 01, 2020

Santa Barbara County is reporting the deaths of two more people who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say both patients were over the age of 70 and had underlying health conditions. One lived in Santa Maria and the other lived in an unincorporated area of North County.

Santa Barbara County has now had 95 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 8,164 confirmed cases as of September 1.

Of the 206 active cases in the county, 36 people are hospitalized, including 17 patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say 7,860 people have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 3,574
  • Santa Barbara - 1,093
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,022
  • Lompoc - 654
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 351
  • Orcutt - 269
  • 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) - 119

The location of an additional 375 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