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Nine Additional Inmates are Positive COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Nine additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, nine have recovered and one has been released. The nine new positive inmates were tested as part of broad surveillance testing of over 450 inmates and found to be COVID-19 positive today (9/4/20). All nine inmates are being monitored by custody and medical staff regularly.

There are an additional 30 test results from surveillance tests that are pending.

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 0 41 41
Recovered 2 26 28
Released from Custody 4 7 11
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 7 74 81
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