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One Additional Staff Member is COVID-19 Positive – COVID-19 Positive Inmate Population Declining

Santa Barbara, Calif. – One additional Sheriff’s Deputy has been found to be COVID-19 positive while the number of COVID-19 positive inmates is declining. With this additional deputy, the total number of Sheriff’s employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 106, with 94 having recovered and returned to work.

There have been no additional COVID-19 positive inmates since our last press release and eight inmates have since recovered, leaving six active cases. The total number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Main Jail remains at 161.

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 3 3 6
Recovered 12 109 121
Released from Custody 17 16 33
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 33 128 161



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