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Santa Barbara Co. health officials report 19% decrease in new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 6:58 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 21:59:34-05

Santa Barbara County Health officials are reporting a 19-percent decrease in new COVID-19 cases compared to the county's two-week average.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says there are 187 new cases Sunday.

More than 1,000 cases remain active, which health officials say is a 28-percent drop from the two-week average.

Free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, and Goleta.

A mobile testing unit is also now open at Ryon Park in Lompoc.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations (no appointment required):

  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte - Noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Santa Maria Health Care Center, 2115 S. Centerpoint Parkway - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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