20 New COVID-19 Cases

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reported 20 additional COVID-19 cases on Wednesday bringing the total to 1,540.

Of the twenty new cases, allwere located within the community and not the outbreak at the Federal Prison in Lompoc.

Of the total 1,540 cases, 570 are within the community with 457 cases fully recovered. There are currently 26 hospitalizations with 10 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The county is reporting a total of 14,483 tests within the county with 12,835 providing negative results.

More details on each case can be found at publichealthsbc.org.

Cottage Health Numbers

Below is a status update as of May 21, 2020.  

·         Cottage Health is caring for a total of 234 patients across all campuses.

·         183 are acute care patients; 190 acute care beds remain available.  

·         In surge planning, capacity is identified for adding 270 acute care beds.

·         Of the 183 acute care patients, 10 patients are on ventilators. 67 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).

·         Of the 183 acute care patients, 9 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 5 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.

·         Of 9 patients in isolation, 3 patients are in critical care.

·         From May 11-17:  

  • 1,528 COVID-19 laboratory tests were ordered and collected by Cottage Health. 
  • Results: 21 positive, 1,457 negative, 50 pending. 
  • Results take up to 4 days.
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NostraChumash May 22, 2020 09:56 AM
20 New COVID-19 Cases

SO MANY people are not going to survive future emergencies.
Covid-19 is only the tip of the iceberg of what's to come.
Do folks truly believe that the "end" of covid = the end of our issues?..not even close.
On the contrary.
This should have been "boot-camp" for survival in a changing world (ask an injun).
Take my word for it, this is only the start.

Shasta Guy May 22, 2020 09:03 AM
20 New COVID-19 Cases

I wonder how many of the Lompoc prisoners who tested positive either had no symptoms or had such mild ones they thought they had an ordinary cold? For 880 to be considered recovered in such a short time makes me think a lot of them were on the mild side.

Chip of SB May 22, 2020 10:39 AM
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The majority of those who tested positive in the prison have been asymptomatic. I think the Lompoc prison outbreak will become an informative case study because everyone is being tested and we can see the full picture of how the virus impacts a population sample. https://lompocrecord.com/news/local/lompoc-prison-confirms-792-total-covid-19-cases-additional-death-reported-in-lompoc/article_dac182a5-3474-5398-96a8-3df5748f63e1.html

a-1590160095 May 22, 2020 08:08 AM
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I give the Santa Barbara Health care community an "A" for how well they have handled and advised this situation. Comparing our team to the shenanigans and crazy town issues in other counties across the U.S.? We're quite fortunate. If only they could add a detailed report on the severity of outcomes. Categorize headache, body ache, sore throat, etc. and longevity for each case. As we all know, viral infections are different for different people lasting from 1 day to weeks. Lumping it all together in just a "recovered" bucket leaves out way too much information on how to best move forward.

420722 May 22, 2020 07:52 AM
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Santa Barbara, we had 1 case. Sound the alarms, shut everything down. Shelter in place for years!

420722 May 22, 2020 08:27 AM
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Yes John, if you click the link it will show the city of Santa Barbara had 1.

Shasta Guy May 22, 2020 06:53 AM
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If you click on the link for the public health statistics you can see the high numbers of recovered patients, 1337 of 1540 infected. Even at Lompoc Prison, 880 of 960 are already recovered. Not to minimize the severity of the illness, but this virus ain’t no death sentence for the vast majority of people.

a-1590164112 May 22, 2020 09:15 AM
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Yes, Shasta. Unfortunately for those who realized this, we were penalized by the majority in this county, and throughout California, that is was and still think it is a death sentence. To think this wrecked our freedoms, way of life, businesses, and economy makes me shake my head in disgust at the government's overreach.

a-1590149265 May 22, 2020 05:07 AM
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80% are North County. The take-away is South County is pretty stable.

a-1590170346 May 22, 2020 10:59 AM
20 New COVID-19 Cases

Let's see how stable we are after LA shows up for Memorial Day. I hope we stay that way...

Jfc723 May 22, 2020 12:17 AM
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Low cases days everyone screams out loud. High cases days everyone stays quiet. Except yesterday, its been a steady 15-20 cases for the past 4-5 days.

a-1590165096 May 22, 2020 09:31 AM
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I am still trying to understand how so many people don't get the difference between "cases" and "deaths." It doesn't matter if the entire population of the United States was tested positive for the virus as long as the death rate remains at the level it has. If we exclude the twin states of New York and New Jersey, which account for at least 40% of the death total, the country has less than a 2% death rate and 3% if we include those two states. And about half of all deaths nationally have been in nursing facilities.

DTOM May 21, 2020 10:34 PM
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Does anyone know that the original manufacturer of the RTq-pcr tests says they should not, solely, be used for diagnostic purposes?

And here's a bit from the CDC document about the test (be alarmed):
"Detection of viral RNA not only aids in the diagnosis of illness but also provides epidemiological and
surveillance information."

Thats right surveillance...let that sit in your nostrils for a while...

bigone May 22, 2020 10:55 AM
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Thomas John: This is the official government publication on testing. Read the last sentence on Page 4, "Principles of the Procedure" and make your own decision about the how the information collected on your RNA can be used and stored in a database. https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download

a-1590168368 May 22, 2020 10:26 AM
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@ DTOM: Which is why I will not allow anyone in my family to get tested and why Chemicalsuperfreak sarcastically commented a couple of weeks ago on another EH thread something to the effect that "The government thanks you for your kind contribution to our tracking and surveillance database." And I don't think many people realize that the CDC is a heavily biased, left-leaning bureaucracy, with a history of failures and not admitting mistakes it has made.

Thomas John May 22, 2020 08:06 AM
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Bet you can't so us the source for that quote from your 'CDC document'.

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