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Santa Barbara County reports 232 new COVID-19 cases, a 22% drop from two-week average

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 31, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, which health officials say is a 22% drop from the county's two-week average.

Local health officials said the county has recorded 28,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since tracking began last year.

There are no new COVID-19-related deaths in Santa Barbara County, according to health officials.

According to the Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard, 1,306 cases of COVID-19 in the county are still infectious, a 37% decrease from the county's two-week average.

Data from the health department show 179 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 48 of whom are in an intensive care unit. Health experts said this is a 7% drop in hospitalizations from Santa Barbara County's two-week average.

Below is a breakdown of the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 by location:

  • Santa Maria - 9,840
  • Santa Barbara - 5,172
  • Lompoc - 2,965
  • Lompoc Federal Prison - 1,079
  • Orcutt - 1,511
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 1,103
  • Isla Vista - 980
  • Goleta - 1,463
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 953
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 1,108
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 829

An additional 1,564 cases are listed as "pending" location, according to the public health department.

To read more COVID-19 statistics from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, click here for the department's Daily Status Reports or click here for the Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard.