Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 380 COVID-19 cases since Thursday.

PHD stated the total case count is now 3,655 as of Monday with 991 of those cases in the Lompoc Federal Prison. Of the total, there are 389 active cases with 21 in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 48 more hospitalizations. There have been 29 deaths.

The case count continues to grow in the City of Santa Maria with the number of active cases reaching 216, the most in the county.

The total numbers can be found at publichealthsbc.org.

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Luvaduck Jul 07, 2020 05:16 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

I wish I didn't believe you are right and pray nobody I know has a heart attack in the next months or any reason at all to need a hospital bed.

a-1594107427 Jul 07, 2020 12:37 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Only 24 ICU beds left across Ventura County. VC Medical Center has enacted their surge plan .
https://keyt.com/news/california/2020/07/06/surge-plans-go-into-effect-at-ventura-county-medical-center/

Shasta Guy Jul 07, 2020 06:52 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Here’s the like to Cottage Hospital *** https://www.cottagehealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/updates/ *** they seem to have a lot of capacity still. With virus cases on the rise it’s no time for complacency.

PitMix Jul 07, 2020 09:50 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Ventura VCMC was almost out of ICU rooms as of last week. I have never understood the difference between Ventura and Santa Barbara outcomes.

a-1594142052 Jul 07, 2020 10:14 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

PITMIX in my opinion, the difference we see in SB in Ventura is due to the percentage of "blue" vs "white" collar workers - Ventura has a higher population of the "blue" or skilled workers who work in industries that do not allow for remote work - such as, mechanics, construction and the like so more interactions. Here in SB more "white" collar allowing for remote work and less interaction. I could be way off here but that's what I think.

PitMix Jul 07, 2020 01:58 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

10:14, but even the death rates in Santa Maria with maybe a similar population to Oxnard and Ventura are lower. Do the hospitals up here know something that they can share?

oops Jul 07, 2020 07:41 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

less than 1% of those reported cases have died....and most of those had underlying health conditions and would have likely died from the flu....can we please go back to work!

a-1594144145 Jul 07, 2020 10:49 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Oops said "and most of those had underlying health conditions and would have likely died from the flu" Well not if they had their flu shot and through the herd immunity of those who have had their flu shot!
And what percent are dealing with lung, heart, and other conditions following Covid treatment across all age groups? You open everything up - it would be an apocalyptic public health disaster. Why is that hard for you to understand?

sacjon Jul 07, 2020 01:52 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

oops - have you not read anything about the long term effects this is having on even young, healthy people? Brain damage, lung damage, and much more. Take a look and let us know if you still think this is no worse than the flu. The flu doesn't leave young people with severe and life-long lung complications.

PitMix Jul 07, 2020 01:56 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Oops wants to get back to normal. Things will not get back to "normal" until we have a vaccine and it is widely disseminated. Next March at the earliest.

Crystalandmaui Jul 07, 2020 08:21 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

It’s a good thing Santa Barbara closed things down for the forth of July weekend, and it’s a safe thing that they are keeping things closed for 3 weeks after, all but the beaches. The stores of all kinds need to do a better job of “ no mask no service. We can’t survive another shut down, can all the parents

of these entitled people, explain, that their actions reflect on others, the younger people believe they’re invincible of this, because of the news, but what they’re not realizing, is that they can transfer it to someone else, who may sick and older, or just to someone who’s been doing all the right things, then get it from a family member who lives with them, because they needed to be irresponsible. Why is a mask, and keeping your distance so hard to do? This is crazy. Don’t eat inside restaurants, who can’t escape from any virus that will be floating around in the same inclosed room.

PitMix Jul 07, 2020 09:48 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Stores won't enforce the no mask no service rule because clerks don't get paid to do enforcement, and it is too expensive to hire armed security guards for this. Ask the clerk from Target who got his arm broken over this. Unfortunately people can be nuts, especially the people ignoring all of the best advice from scientific experts.

Luvaduck Jul 07, 2020 05:20 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

It's a blood disease: If you get it, it goes all through your body and screws up your circulatory system. It hits older people harder to start with b/c their body has mileage, but can seriously mess up young people or kill them, too. Who would want to have dialysis weekly for the rest of their life or live with the effects of a blood clot breaking loose and paralyzing them on one side? The young have a lot more years to be in bad health not to mention what it would do to their marriage prospects.

Luvaduck Jul 07, 2020 05:23 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Bars hire bouncers. Any establishment open should be open to a fine if their OWN people don't mask properly and that's observable everywhere I've gone and trust me, I <don't> get around.

a-1594168999 Jul 07, 2020 05:43 PM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

LUVADUCK. Thanks for your edifying post. I hope people will now "get it." Here's what The New York Times posted, relative to your comment, only two days ago, from "Our colleague Donald G. McNeil Jr., who covers science for The Times." (Not that denier Donald guy.) ---------------"Evidence is also mounting, Donald said, that Covid-19 is more of a blood vessel disease than a respiratory disease. While the virus enters the body through the lungs, it seems to do its damage by attaching to the insides of blood vessels, infecting organs, like the kidneys and the brain, with lots of fine blood vessels."

a-1594135378 Jul 07, 2020 08:22 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

This virus is not a question of IF you will get it (because almost everyone will get it at some time...) it's a question of when and how severe the case will be. The measures which we have strayed away from will cause this to explode in our town in the coming weeks and months, so to think that you can just resume life as usual and open up everything is ignorant. As they say "History repeats itself" ... just read about the waves of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. It's easy to justify the low mortality rate when our city hasn't had the numbers other areas have had, but we haven't even started getting hit by the curve - this is not a situation we can change overnight , and will not get better anytime soon.

@chelsea Jul 07, 2020 08:25 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

Latest Estimate 07/05 of R-effective for Santa Barbara Co is: 1.39 up from .88 (stable) 05/11.
Per CalCAT.
At 1.39 Community Spread of COVID-19 is likely increasing rapidly. This is really bad .

a-1594142187 Jul 07, 2020 10:16 AM
Public Health Adds 380 New COVID-19 Cases

If as some have commented, Ventura is approaching capacity will patients be sent up here? I know that was happening back east - my family would comment that you didn't know what hospital you'd end up in if you had to go b/c of capacities/bed availability etc - some ppl were in hospitals 40 miles away from their homes. If so then I presume Cottage is accounting for that in their surge capacities?

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