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Two Staff and One Inmate Test Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – One Sheriff’s Deputy, one member of our professional staff, and one inmate have been found to be COVID-19 positive. This brings the total number of Sheriff’s employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 105, with 89 having recovered and returned to work.

One inmate was found to be COVID-19 positive during the intake process and has since been released. There are currently 15 active COVID-19 cases in the jail, 18 fewer than our previous press release. The total number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Main Jail is 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 4 11 15
Recovered 11 101 112
Released from Custody 17 16 33
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 33 128 161



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