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Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Positive Cases Slow, Active Cases in Single Digits

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office is adding one additional staff member and two inmates to our total number of COVID-19, while reporting that our active cases for both inmates and staff have dropped to single digits. An additional member of our professional staff has been found to be COVID-19 positive, which brings the total number of Sheriff’s employees who have tested positive to 115, Only three employees remaining off duty for COVID-19.

Two additional inmates have been found to be COVID-19 positive upon intake and majority of the cases have recovered, leaving only four active cases at the Main Jail.

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 1 4
Recovered 15 156 171
Released from Custody 20 17 37
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 39 174 213


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