1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 1,129 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths in the past three days.

There are currently 2,085 active cases throughout the county. Of those, 112 are hospitalized with 49 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

On Monday, PHD reported 331 new cases and two deaths. Both individuals were 70+ years of age and had underlying medical conditions. One death was associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility. One person resided in Goleta and the other in Santa Barbara.

On Saturday, there were 531 new cases and 5 deaths. Five individuals were 70+ years of age. Four individuals had underlying health conditions and three deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate care facility. Two individuals resided in Lompoc, two in Santa Maria, and one in Orcutt.

On Sunday, there were 307 new cases with 2,196 active cases. There were 185 hospitalizations including 46 in the ICU.

There have been 267 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an end to the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions. PHD followed up the announcement stating Santa Barbara County has returned to the Purple Tier and a Health Officer Order outlining the specific restrictions and allowances for Santa Barbara County businesses and residents will be issued. This Health Officer Order will take effect at 8 a.m. on January 26, 2020.

While some businesses are allowed to reopen, such as outdoor dining, gatherings with members outside your household are still prohibited.

More data can be found at publichealthsbc.org.

[Ed Note: This article has been amended with updated data from the Public Health Department. The article previously stated the incorrect number of cases for Saturday.]

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MountainMan4865 Jan 25, 2021 06:54 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

Huh... that's weird. I have 238 on 1/22 and 531 reported new cases on 1/23, but it was 238 for both days? Well, at least we can be happy that 73 Covid folks were discharged from the hospital yesterday (a record? it's usually just a handful) and 11 taken off ventilators!

MountainMan4865 Jan 25, 2021 07:28 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

So are you suggesting we should see a massive surge in reported deaths in the next week or so? I think 11 is the highest 'new' deaths reported, which could have happened over 2 months. I'll wait for the 75 spike.

ChemicalSuperFreak Jan 25, 2021 07:30 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

MountainMan, I have similar numbers. They recently changed the data on the Status Page so that now Sat (1/23) numbers are identical to Fri (1/22) numbers. Like you, I copy them daily and also have the 531 (I actually got 528) number for Saturday. Earlier today they listed 11,445 health care workers infected, and just recently changed it to 1145. Someone is fiddling with the data. My 3-day count is 1163 new cases. I get that they may make corrections from time to time, but someone changed Saturday to be identical to Friday and swept 500+ cases under the rug. It's easy to proof that they tried to hide the data, because they forgot to change the cumulative numbers. Monday's Cumulative Positives = 25,986. Saturday's Cumulative Positives = 25,986. Subtract them and the difference is 1,163 new cases over 3-days.

ChemicalSuperFreak Jan 25, 2021 08:05 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

MountainMan, No, I think we're over the worst of the holiday gathering spread. I was merely pointing out that the SBPHD Status Page numbers were duplicated and that EdHat is posting incorrect information. Generally the daily average is still hovering in the mid-300s. Isla Vista is starting to show signs of an outbreak now that Chancellor Yang allowed more undergraduates back into university-owned housing. I think that will contribute enough cases to slow reopening based on the colored tier systems, but IV just on it's own won't overwhelm us to the point of no hospital beds left.

MountainMan4865 Jan 25, 2021 09:43 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

Thank you CSM for validating that. It's difficult to be presented numbers that you diligently wrote down the day before and have them VASTLY different the next day. I'm still stunned over the 73 fewer hospitalizations and 11 off ventilators since yesterday.... Pretty marvelous.

MountainMan4865 Jan 25, 2021 09:55 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

You, as a person of science, I am sure are keeping far better records and tracking more information than I with random scribblings and scraps of paper. I agree with the holiday surge probably passing, but would put to you to compare with previous Winter/Holiday/first two weeks of Jan. statistics regarding the flu and any other cause of death.... pretty much on par.

dukemunson Jan 26, 2021 11:30 AM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

True...but they aren't giving us much info other than they are over 70. It seems like they breaking it down after 70+...Why not add 80+ and 90+...?

ChemicalSuperFreak Jan 26, 2021 02:11 PM
1,129 New Cases and 7 Deaths in Past Three Days

MountainMan, go to the SBPHD Dashboard and look at the “Santa Barbara County Daily Cases” plot on the Summary tab. The teal line is “Cases by Report Date (Current)”, and it shows 531 new cases for Saturday (1/23/21). EdHat is reporting only 238 new cases for Saturday.

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