12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

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By edhat staff

The Public Health Department is reporting twelve deaths and 600 new COVID-19 cases from Friday and Saturday.

There were nine individuals over the age of 70 and three were between 50-69 years of age, ten had underlying medical conditions, and four deaths were associated with outbreaks at congregate facilities.

Four of the individuals resided in Santa Barbara, three in Santa Maria, two in Orcutt, one in Goleta, one in the unincorporated area of Goleta, and one in Lompoc.

There have now been 197 deaths in Santa Barbara County due to COVID-19.

There are currently 2,176 active cases within the county. Of those 180 are hospitalized including 57 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Both Santa Barbara County and the greater Southern California Region have 0% ICU availability.

Detailed data and trends can be found on the community dashboard.

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a-1610253199 Jan 09, 2021 08:33 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

And Healthcare Workers who have at some point been infected is up to 980, from 924 on Thursday, so that's at least 56 who are gone for the next two weeks, if they're lucky.

LooseCannon Jan 09, 2021 08:50 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

Well I know a couple of 70 somethings at Casa Dorinda, who are in robust health and got the vaccine, despite the fact that they recovered from COVID a few months ago, and probably have antibodies in their system and didn't need the shot. Happy for them, but it illustrates the fact the some people are jumping the line, and having money and friends in high places is the best way to cheat the system.

LooseCannon Jan 09, 2021 10:09 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

I don' t think there was anything inaccurate about my statement and I agree with what you said. I am glad that these privileged people were able to double-down on their immune response by taking a vaccine on top of antibodies already in their system, even though they were not technically in the first tier.

There should be serious criminal penalties for people who are jumping the line or assisting others by diverting vaccines intended for hugher-risk groups.

a-1610256831 Jan 09, 2021 09:33 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

Interesting article on the rising epidemic of the more infectious variant within this pandemic:
https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/09/we-lost-to-sars-cov-2-in-2020-we-can-defeat-b-117-in-2021/

missausten Jan 10, 2021 04:14 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

Santa Barbara County Heath Dept. Disease Control Center: TIER 1
Re: Maravila residents: Assisted Services - shots OK. Independent Living - NO.
They may appear to casual visitors to be Independent, but in reality they are receiving Assisted Services such as bathing, dressing, med. taking reminders, many things.
I also thought that just Nursing Home residents were in Tier 1.

Residents Of Nursing Homes, Assisted Iiving Facilities, and Other LOngTerm Care Facilities
G's Gym's State Street phone message: "We are transitioning 2 Outside per new regulations." ummm, when?

sblocal1967 Jan 10, 2021 04:47 PM
12 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

What type of contact tracing is being done at these nursing homes? Is it friend/relatives bringing it in or is it the nursing home workers? If it is the former, then WTF. It is like the same idiots who are doing large family gathering with no sense of safety. Do we shut society down because a subset of people mess up their health by eating too much fast food ad then die because they are fat? I see this as very similar - there are subset of people who do not want to comply and suffer bad consequences based on their decisions - whether it be speading CV or getting it from a speader. It is very simple - assume everyone has it unless you know for certain they don't. Not to hard to follow - but then again people also eat McDonald's cheese burgers.

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