Articles From : Edhat Staff
New state data shows Santa Barbara County has the highest rate of COVID-19 spread out of any other county in California.
Jeannine's Bakery & Restaurant has permanently closed its downtown location citing these "unprecedented times."
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports seven deaths and 535 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department claimed the recent increase in COVID-19 cases is "astounding" and "astronomical."
Health officials warn the surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are expected to continue through the end of January.
[Update]: The Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help with any information or surveillance footage that could help with the fatal shooting in Goleta on Thursday.
The COVID-19 outbreak at the Santa Barbara County Jail has gotten worse as the county's overall daily cases and deaths continue to climb.
The Public Health Department reports the Santa Barbara County ICU availability has now fallen to 0% as the county reported its highest COVID-19 in a single day.
[Update]: There have been two deaths and two hospitalizations in Sunday evening's shooting on Santa Barbara's eastside.