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SB Sheriff: All COVID cases cleared from Santa Barbara Main Jail


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reported zero cases at the main jail on Tuesday afternoon.

The jail contended with an outbreak of COVID at the end of October. Two inmates in the jail's West Module tested positive for the virus. Eventually, diagnoses confirmed six other inmates contracted COVID-19.

The inmates were isolated from other inmates for a 14-day period.

The jail reported one case left from the outbreak on Friday.

All other inmates in the West Module were tested on November 2, with additional tests on November 7 and 10. 

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