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Two Additional Inmates and One Staff Member Found to be COVID-19 Positive

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two additional inmates and one Sheriff’s Deputy have tested positive for COVID-19. The two inmates were detected during the intake screening process. One of the inmates has since been release, and the remaining inmate is being housed separate from the general population. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related cases at the Main Jail to 215 (see related chart below).

The additional COVID-19 positive staff member brings the total number of Sheriff’s employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 118, with 116 having recovered and returned to work.

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 1 0 1
Recovered 16 157 173
Released from Custody 23 17 40
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 41 174 215



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