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Santa Barbara Co. reports 99 new cases of COVID-19, 2 more deaths

Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 20, 2021

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

Officials say one person was between 50 and 69 years old, and the other was between 30 and 49 years old.

Both individuals had underlying health conditions.

One of the deaths was connected to an outbreak at a congregate care facility.

One of the individuals lived in the city of Santa Barbara and the other lived in an unincorporated area of southern Santa Barbara County.

Health officials are reporting 99 new cases of the virus, increasing the county's total to more than 31,000.

More than 500 cases are still infectious.

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

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

Walk-in only testing is available at the Isla Vista Theater from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 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