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Santa Barbara Co. reports 193 new cases, 2 more deaths

Posted at 7:44 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 22:44:42-05

Two additional people in Santa Barbara County have died from COVID-19.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says both people were at least 70 years old and had underlying health conditions.

One of the deaths is associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility.

There are now 334 deaths in the county attributed to the virus.

Health officials say there are 193 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.

  • The county has reported nearly 30,000 confirmed cases so far
  • More than 300 cases in the county are still infectious
  • Officials say 154 people are recovering in a hospital

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