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Santa Barbara County adds nearly 100 COVID-19 cases since Friday

25,715 tests have been done countywide
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Posted at 10:20 PM, Jun 15, 2020

Santa Barbara County's COVID-19 case count grew by nearly 100 over the weekend.

The County Public Health Department reported 98 new cases Monday evening, bringing the county's total to 2,069.

Of those, 236 cases remain active, 183 people are recovering at home, 53 are hospitalized and 12 people are in the ICU. Information on 71 people was unavailable.

There have been a total of 18 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Of the 2,069 cases, 985 are reportedly linked to the outbreak at the Lompoc federal prison, where, as of Monday, the Bureau of Federal Prisons were reporting active cases in only seven inmates and nine staff.

Five hundred and twenty-eight cases are reported in Santa Maria followed by Santa Barbara with 131 and Lompoc with 113.

Health officials report 25,715 COVID-19 tests have been done in the county. 23,531 came back negative and 115 were inconclusive.

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Barbara County -- at the Santa Maria Fairpark, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, and at the Solvang Veterans' Memorial Hall.

Appointments are required at all testing sites. To make an appointment, click here or call 888-634-1123.

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