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Additional Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Last night an additional inmate was confirmed positive for Covid-19. As a result of a previous contact with an infected inmate over 50 inmates were retested. They had previously been tested on 8-20-2020 and all had a negative result. On 8-25-2020 the group was retested and one inmate, who was asymptomatic, tested positive for Covid-19. He is being isolated and medically monitored.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases
Positive Upon Intake Contracted Within Facility
Active Cases Medically Monitored/ Treated 0 12
Recovered 2 21
Released from Custody 4 2
Deceased 1 0
TOTAL 7 35
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