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Additional Inmates and Personnel Test COVID-19 Positive

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Twenty-three additional inmates and six additional Sheriff’s Office personnel have been found to be COVID-19 positive.  This brings the total number of inmates testing positive at the County Jail during the pandemic to one hundred twenty-six and the total number of Sheriff’s Office employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic to eighty-eight.

Four of the inmates tested positive during intake screening.  The remaining nineteen are part of an outbreak currently being managed in one of the housing units within the main jail.  All inmates in the associated housing areas were screened and offered testing. All COVID-19 positive inmates are either housed in negative pressure housing areas or housed separately from the general population. All of the effected housing areas are being quarantined and closely monitored by medical staff. One of the inmates that tested positive on intake has been transferred to Cottage Hospital for unrelated medical reasons.  The current number of active COVID-19 positive inmates in the Main Jail is thirty (see related chart below).

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases
Positive Upon Intake Contracted Within Facility Total Cases
Active Cases Medically Monitored/ Treated 5 25 30
Recovered 6 66 72
Released from Custody 12 11 23
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 24 102 126
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