Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Santa Barbara County; total 267 cases and 2 deaths

Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 20:15:59-04

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 267.

Of the three new cases, one is an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Lompoc, one in the area of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village and one in Orcutt.

114 people are recovering at home, 39 are recovering in a hospital, 17 of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 105 have fully recovered, and seven are pending an update. Two deaths have been reported.

According to the Bureau of Prisons, a total of 46 inmates and 17 staff members at the USP Lompoc have tested positive for COVID-19, however, no deaths have been reported.

This is the most amount of confirmed cases at any federal prison complex, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.

Of the total positive cases in Santa Barbara County, 37 are health care workers, according to county data.

According to PHD, a total of 1798 tests have been given so far.

County health officials will hold their next briefing Tuesday- Friday.

Additionally, the Santa Barbara County Call Center has transitioned to 2-1-1 that will provide the public access to general information about COVID-19 in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 information in Santa Barbara County.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.