More COVID-19 Cases Hit Santa Barbara County Jail

A view of the entrance to Santa Barbara's South County Jail. | Credit: Daniel Dreifuss (file)

Two additional staff and 13 additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Santa Barbara County Jail, bringing the total case count for employees to 113. Of those, 102 have recovered.

The total number of inmates who have contracted the virus so far is 209, and the 13 additional cases brings the total of currently active cases to 46. Of those 13 new cases, two were identified during the intake screening, and one of them has since been released. The remaining 11 cases have been traced to the outbreak discovered on February 2, 2021.


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