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Santa Barbara Co. reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 17:03:57-04

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 33,926 confirmed cases as of April 20.

Health officials say 14 people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU; 33,332 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County Health officials also reported one new death, bringing the death total in the county to 445 deaths attributed to the virus.

There are 149 infectious cases in the county as of Tuesday.

This comes as health officials announced Tuesday that the county is moving into the less restrictive orange tier on Wednesday.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 11,426
  • Santa Barbara - 6,362
  • Lompoc - 3,637
  • Orcutt - 1,808
  • Goleta - 1,778
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,360
  • Isla Vista - 1,295
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,286
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 1,204
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,089
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 1,012


Multiple free community coronavirus testing sites are open in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the following locations:

  • La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara - Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara - Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista - Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.


All Santa Barbara County residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the county-run vaccination clinics. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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