187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports 187 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the past three days.

On Saturday there were 84 new cases and two deaths. The individuals were 30-49 and over 70 years of age. Both individuals had underlying health conditions. No deaths were associated with an outbreak at a congregate-care site. The individuals resided in the city of Santa Barbara and the City of Santa Maria.

There were 70 cases reported on Sunday and 33 new cases with two additional deaths reported on Monday. Both individuals were over 70 years of age with underlying health conditions. One death was associated with an outbreak at a congregate-care site. The individuals resided in the City of Santa Barbara and the Community of Orcutt.

There have been 413 deaths.

Currently, there are 346 active cases within Santa Barbara County. Of those, 59 are hospitalized with 17 in the ICU.

Visit https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/ for more information.

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ChemicalSuperFreak Mar 01, 2021 11:30 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

On the surface, these low case rates look great. Looking closer, not so much. Testing has fallen precipitously in recent weeks probably because everyone is putting all their hopes on the vaccines, which aren't being distributed quickly enough. Testing had been averaging over 2,500 reports per day, and on Sunday (with 70 cases) that number was 1,579, and on Monday (with 33 cases) it was 690. Therefore it's important to also keep track of the testing positivity, which fallen---but not as quickly as the case rate would have you think.

There are two potential issues with low testing. One is that testing below the state average incurs a penalty and the county's case rate get's adjusted up, potentially keeping us in a higher tier than we should be in otherwise. Second, we must be mindful of variants that have the potential to evade immunity conferred by vaccines. I hope they do proper surveillance on what few tests continue to trickle in over the coming months.

mm1970 Mar 02, 2021 09:20 AM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Mondays usually have lower test results and lower numbers - I assume due to which agencies report results and when. I expect that testing will stabilize with the reopening of schools. Teachers and staff will continue to be tested regularly.

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 03:30 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Newsome can't keep up this charade much longer. I'm sure he'll soon make changes to the "color tier" system (again) and accelerate openings. The facts, the data and the science [ i.e. real science, not "Science (TM)" that politicians, bureaucrats, and the media keeps spewing] have shown CA has taken a very destructive path in trying to combat covid (at it didn't even work!).

a-1614728683 Mar 02, 2021 03:44 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

You would really be much happier with the Texas version of science. You know, open up 100% while at the current stage of the pandemic against all medical advice, teach intelligent design, blame wind energy, repress voters, and discriminate against whoever is the latest bugaboo of the far right.

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 03:46 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

VOR - Hey, we get to test out your experiment now! Well, not us, but the citizens of Texas do. OK, so here's what we do. Texas is now opening ALL businesses at 100% capacity and ending the mask mandate. So, let's check up on their numbers in a couple weeks and see what happens with no mask rules and business allowed to completely open - concert venues, bars, movie theaters, etc. Should be super interesting for us, but I hate to say it will probably be super deadly for some Texans.

a-1614730483 Mar 02, 2021 04:14 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Stats for March 2 from the CDC. Looks more damaging for Texas already, but let's see in two and four weeks how much worse Texas gets.
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Texas
..Cases per 100K
....26.3 (7 day)
....9132 (cumulative)
.. Deaths per 100K
....0.8 (7 day)
....148 (cumulative)
--------
California
..Cases per 100K
....11.7 (7 day)
....8805 (cumulative)
..Deaths per 100K
....1 (7 day)
....132 (cumulative)

ChemicalSuperFreak Mar 02, 2021 04:21 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

MM1970, There were 1156 tests reported today. The low testing numbers have nothing to do with Mondays or weekends. Testing is down because people who have been vigilant are now weary and becoming complacent. The case numbers appear low and the vaccine is on the horizon for many people. Testing for me became optional recently, so I've stopped going to have my weekly swab up the nose, or foregoing my morning coffee before I spit into a tube. I think we're all just sick of it.

As I stated, I hope those that continue to be tested have their samples monitored for variants if they test positive. This would require those in charge of the rtPCR testing to be mindful to use primers that can detect alterations in the viral sequences. Those people are probably equally sick of testing and just as likely to become complacent, just like the rest of us.

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 04:25 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

4:14 - oh for sure, Texas is no where near "over" COVID and is doing worse than CA, especially with only 3/4 the population of CA. It is absurd and reckless to open 100% and end the mask mandate, but hopefully some good will come of seeing first hand proof that we still need to take this seriously. Sadly, it will likely come at the price of many dead Texans.

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 05:08 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

How convenient to keep your narrative going that you forget back in September, Florida did this EXACT SAME THING as Texas! just wait two weeks... well still waiting.... since then, if you graph the cases/hospitalizations/deaths (per capita) they would look nearly identical, (actually CA would be worse when looking at the October - now period). If you can't even tell the difference between the most restricted state and the most open state how to justify the restrictions. You know what I found a chart, can you please explain?
https://twitter.com/Hold2LLC/status/1364972462711144453/photo/2

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 05:11 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Here is another one, please explain what exactly we did "right" here in CA? https://twitter.com/Hold2LLC/status/1361773470841987079/photo/1

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 05:19 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Let me guess, you'll attack the source (even though the data is cited), you'll say Florida is fraud and alters testing (NY is the state guilty of that), maybe even through in a "but Trump..." for good measure, anything but actually answering my questions. If other states have similar covid results with no restrictions, how on earth can you justify continuing these restrictions? There is no clear benefit yet to cost to do what we did brought some much damage to our state, not just monetarily, but for to our health, to our wellbeing, and to our education.

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 05:21 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

VOR - haha cute chart! Florida's numbers in September weren't the same as Texas is now. Florida back then was under 3,000 7 day average, right now TX is over 7,000. Big difference. Like I said, let's see what happens with Texas' numbers.

Dude, you gotta get over your Florida obsession.....

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 05:24 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

VOR - where did I say CA is/has been doing it "right?" I'm talking about Texas and using CA as a comparison since we live here and Texas is opening with worse numbers than CA. That doesn't mean I think CA is doing it better, just looking at the numbers to compare.

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 05:28 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

VOR - what are you talking about? Get over FLORIDA! I'm just saying Texas has crappy numbers and is opening up 100%. We'll see what we see. Calm down dude.

a-1614736292 Mar 02, 2021 05:51 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

@ 5:08 and 5:11

Twitter - the gold standard for factual information. Let me guess - you think it actually is.

ChemicalSuperFreak Mar 02, 2021 06:44 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

BTW, you don't "breed new variants". Only a science-denier would use such language. Viral genetic diversity occurs through an entirely different mechanism that does not include breeding. Ever heard of polymerases? If not you should ask for a refund on your college education.

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 07:44 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

@5:51, if you would have clicked on the link you would have seen the graph and reputable sources cited. As predicted, you criticized the source rather than addressing the question posed. I get it, the answer doesn’t fit your narrow narrative so deflect and criticize instead of processing new information and allowing your assumptions to evolve.

a-1614747617 Mar 02, 2021 09:00 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Why would someone click on a scummy link to see something that is claimed to come from a good source. Something wrong with primary sources?

Voice of Reason Mar 02, 2021 09:08 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Are you able to comment without demeaning, name calling or condescension? But to answer your question 1, to learn something and see visually what I’m talking about and question 2, I just don’t have the time make a nice chart like that. If you find the chart is fraudulent, I promise to never comment here again.

a-1615944325 Mar 16, 2021 06:25 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Time for the two week update on VOR's March 2 COVID claims for Texas vs California. Looks like Texas opened the floodgate on cases, but especially on deaths. Not that we did so well, but Texas is undeniably worse. And, given the lag between cases and deaths, the four week totals should be even more stark.
--------
Texas
..Cases per 100K
....109.4 (7 day)..Up from 26.3
....9384 (cumulative)..Up from 9132
.. Deaths per 100K
....3.8 (7 day)..Up from 0.8
....157 (cumulative)..Up from 148
--------
California
..Cases per 100K
....61.1 (7 day)..Up from 11.7
....8931 (cumulative)..Up from 8805
..Deaths per 100K
....2.8 (7 day)..Up from 1
....140 (cumulative)..Up from 132

dukemunson Mar 27, 2021 01:49 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

Time to pop in and correct this obviously wrong numbers (poster confused daily cases with weekly cases):

Texas weekly numbers (as per the CDC)

March 2 -176
March 16 - 109.4
March 26 - 83

Looking pretty vindicated here VOR!

yacht rocked Mar 02, 2021 08:06 AM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

It's still cumbersome to sign up to get a vax for over-65 and no other health issues. Checking Cottage, Rite-Aid, Albertsons (Save-On, etc under this site), already waitlisted at Sansum, already on MyTurn. Now Blue Shield is supposedly stepping in to manage process to get vaxes to these distro points. It all seems pretty random, with every vax site having a different process.

citizenSB Mar 02, 2021 02:49 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

If you are over 65 sign up with Cottage you will likely be contacted for an appointment within a week. They will set you 2nd dose appointment while you are there. Extremely well organized.
https://www.cottagehealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-information-signup/

sacjon Mar 02, 2021 03:04 PM
187 COVID-19 Cases in Past Three Days

And just today we hit 13 cases per 100K meaning most outdoor youth sports can start playing actual games!!!! I can't wait to go out and watch some of these hard working young athletes compete!

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