141 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 141 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday through Tuesday.

Only three new cases were reported on Tuesday but during a press conference PHD Director Van Do-Reynoso stated this is due to a low testing volume over the holiday weekend.

The grand total is now 8,499 and 216 of those are currently active. There are 44 hospitalizations including 17 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

As of Tuesday, Santa Barbara County is still in the purple "widespread" tier assigned by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The daily case rate dropped to 8.3 from 9.0 last week, however, it's still not below the benchmark of 7 needed to move to the red tier. The county meets the benchmark for the testing positivity rate which is currently 5.5%.

More information at http://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports

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MountainMan4865 Sep 08, 2020 10:20 PM
141 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

So according to the statement, there are 141 new cases. According to the info-graph... there are three new cases, two of which are actually 'pending'. Please explain. The info-graph sucks.

GeneralTree Sep 08, 2020 10:47 PM
141 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

Its pretty simple actually. If you look at the date on the "info-graph." Nativist populists aren't much for stats but if you had clicked thru to the county site you would see the remainder reported on the 5th thru 7th. City College is still open.....

MountainMan4865 Sep 09, 2020 09:55 PM
141 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

Sooo.... where it states '3 New Cases' in multiple places, I'm actually supposed to read 141 new cases? I'm probably just dense, but I don't know how that works. I don't even see the number 141 in any of the tabulations... for lack of a better word. Or as you suggest, I should be looking at a different set of numbers on a different website?

a-1599715225 Sep 09, 2020 10:20 PM
141 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

It's not too hard. The 141 was an aggregate count over the long weekend, since the last PHD report. The 3 was just Tuesday's contribution.

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