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Main Jail and Northern Branch Jail report more COVID-19 cases from recent outbreaks


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reported Friday that three more inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Main Jail.

The Sheriff's Office said the three new cases are related to the COVID-19 outbreak that started in December 2021.

In total, the jail has seen 252 cases from this recent outbreak -- 211 have recovered, four have been released, and 37 are active cases in the Main Jail.

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As for the Northern Branch Jail, the Sheriff's Office reported that five additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

The newly populated Norther Branch Jail experienced the beginning of this out break on Thursday.

There are now 11 active COVID-19 cases in the Northern Branch Jail.

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