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Five Additional Inmate COVID-19 Cases Discovered at the Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Five additional inmates at the Main Jail are COVID-19 positive. One of the inmates was COVID-19 positive at the time of arrest and was booked into the Main Jail on Sunday. The inmates’ COVID-19 condition was confirmed through community testing prior to booking. The inmate was immediately housed in a negative pressure room and is being medically monitored.

Four inmates from general population were found to be COVID-19 positive through contact tracing from a previous positive case who had since been released. A total of 17 inmates in the affected housing area were tested on Friday, July 30, 2020. One of the inmates was found to be COVID-19 positive on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and three more were found on Sunday, August 2, 2020. The remaining 13 inmates from that housing area tested negative for COVID-19 and are being monitored. This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive inmates who have been housed at the Main Jail to 14.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases

 Positive Upon Intake Contracted Within Facility
Active Cases Medically Monitored/Treated 4 4
Recovered 1 2
Released from Custody2 1
TOTAL7 7
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