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Two Staff and Thirteen Inmates Added to COVID-19 Positive Tally

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office is reporting two additional staff and 13 additional inmates as being COVID-19 positive. One member of our professional staff and one Deputy 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 113, with 102 having recovered and returned to work.

The Main Jail is reporting 13 additional inmates towards the total number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of these inmates were identified during the intake screening and 14-day quarantine process, and one of them has since been released. The remaining 11 cases have been traced to the outbreak discovered on February 2, 2021. The total number of active cases today is 46.

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 43 46
Recovered 14 114 128
Released from Custody 18 16 34
Deceased 1 0 1
TOTAL 36 173 209



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