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40th Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s employee tests positive for COVID-19

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reported that another custody deputy has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Sheriff's Office said the deputy was tested on Thursday as part of employee surveillance testing and was found to be positive for the virus on Saturday.

At this time, the deputy is experiencing no symptoms and reportedly wore a mask while working.

The deputy was sent to self-isolate at home as soon as the positive test results were seen.

This case brings the total number of Sheriff's Office employees who tested positive for COVID-19 to 40.

Of those 40, 38 individuals have fully recovered and returned to work.

The remaining two active cases include this custody deputy and one civilian staff member.

For updates and breakdowns of COVID-19 cases throughout Santa Barbara County, click here.

Health / Santa Barbara- S County / Santa Maria - North County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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