More than a dozen additional Santa Barbara County Jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that has infected more than 80 people since August, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman. 

Inmates from the West Module on Saturday were given PCR tests administered by Wellpath, the jail's contracted medical provider, after they were exposed to a person who was infected with the coronavirus but originally tested negative.

Thirteen positive results came back Monday morning, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Raquel Zick. Jail staff also conducted five-day antigen testing for inmates who had tested negative for the coronavirus, with five of those tests coming back positive. 

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Coronavirus: Impact, response to COVID-19 on the Central Coast

We are working hard to get answers about the impact and reaction to the coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, this is a collection of those stories.

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