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9 Santa Barbara County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

9 Santa Barbara County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

From the What you need to know for Wednesday, September 9 series
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Nine Santa Barbara County Jail inmates tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman. 

The positive results came after surveillance testing of more than 450 inmates, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Raquel Zick. 

The inmates who tested positive are being monitored by custody and medical staff regularly. 

An additional 30 results from surveillance testing are pending, according to Zick. 

A total of 81 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at Santa Barbara County Jail, with 74 contracting the disease inside the facility, according to Zick. 

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Although the percentage of positive test results — the other metric being monitored by the state — has dropped into the orange, or “moderate,” tier, the new case rate still exceeds the threshold set by the state for moving the county into the red, according to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.

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The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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