REVISED: Santa Barbara County Announces Eighth Death of Patient with COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

The table "Locations of new cases reported" has been updated to reflect a typo in the first email sent out.

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Santa Barbara County Announces Eighth Death of Patient with COVID-19 

Eight Additional Confirmed Cases Also Reported

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting that an additional person has died of COVID-19 related complications. The individual who passed resided in the City of Santa Maria and was in their 60s with underlying health conditions.  As of today, April 29, there are 485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 of which 360 have fully recovered.

“We send our sincerest sympathy, during this time of sorrow, to the individual’s family and loved ones,” said Henning Ansorg MD, Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer. “As we continue to flatten the curve, it is extremely important now to remain vigilant with our social distancing practices. What we are doing is working, but we must stay the course as we are getting closer to the reopening process.”

Although most cases of COVID-19 exhibit mild or moderate symptoms, PHD recommends additional measures to prevent exposure among vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, immunodeficiency, asthma, COPD and others). PHD recommends that residents, especially those who are vulnerable:

  • Stay home except for essential tasks. Ensure you have a two-week supply of medication on hand.
  • When engaging in essential tasks away from home, remain 6 feet away from others and wear a facial covering.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep surfaces clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant,

Information for the 8 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported:











Age Suppressed 


Locations of new cases reported:

South County Unincorporated Area includes communities of Montecito, Summerland and the City of Carpinteria


City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon                    


City of Goleta                                                                                            


Community of Isla Vista


Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota


Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Ballard  


City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village*


City of Santa Maria 


Community of Orcutt


Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe


Location Pending                                                                                                                                  


*One case is an individual incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Lompoc.

Eighty-one (81) people are recovering at home, thirty-three (33) are recovering in a hospital, eleven (11) of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), three hundred sixty (360) have fully recovered, and three (3) are pending an update. Eight (8) deaths have been reported.

Please visit Santa Barbara County’s coronavirus web page for other preparedness resources and updates at

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the 2-1-1 Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 if calling from within the county; or (800) 400-1572 if calling from outside the area.  

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