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Two Staff and Five Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19, Fourteen Inmates Recovered and Two Have Been Released

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two additional Sheriff’s Office personnel and five inmates have been found to be COVID-19 positive. Two of the COVID-19 positive inmates were identified during the intake screening process while the remaining three were re-tested during their quarantine period because they had previously been exposed to positive inmates. Since our last press release, 14 of the reported COVID-19 positive inmates have recovered and two have been release, leaving 38 active cases in the Main Jail. This brings the total number of inmates testing positive for COVID-19 at the Main Jail during the pandemic to 159.

One Custody Deputy and one Sheriff’s Deputy were found to be COVID-19 positive early this week. This brings the total number of Sheriff’s Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 99, with 78 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 8 41 49
Recovered 6 71 77
Released from Custody 14 13 27
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 29 125 154
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