COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County is at record high levels. The case rate, number of new daily cases, testing positivity, active cases, and hospitalizations are all the highest we have ever experienced during the course of this pandemic. Further, the rate of increase of these metrics is approaching exponential growth. More COVID-19 vaccines have arrived this week, raising the total number of doses delivered to SB County to 17,575. Read more in English at and in Spanish at