450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

26 Comments
Reads 4632

By edhat staff

The Public Health Department reported 450 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Monday.

"Since 12/31/20, daily case records have been broken three times, with a concerning 779 new cases recorded on 1/10/21," the public health department stated.

The first death was over 70 years of age, did not have underlying conditions, and resided in the Unincorporated North County area including the communities of Sisquoc, Casamila, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe. The death was not associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility.

The second individual was between 50-69 years of age, did not have underlying conditions, and resided in the City of Goleta The death was not associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility.

There have now been 199 deaths.

Santa Barbara County's total case count is now 21,767 with 2,704 of those currently active. Of those, there are 193 hospitalizations including 56 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.

Login to add Comments

26 Comments

Show Comments
MountainMan4865 Jan 11, 2021 07:31 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Nope. I have huge issues with these new numbers. Yesterday (the 10th) the active case number was 2,129. Today we have 450 'new cases' bringing the total to 2,704?! How does that work out? Do you mean to tell me that after months of hundreds being dropped off the 'active case' number, day in day out, that suddenly no one dropped off the active case number and even added an additional 175 cases on top of the new cases? I see the two new deaths were actually from the week of Dec 27. Not sure if Monday is the start or end of the week.... but the week of Dec 27 was around six last week. Two days ago it had shot up to 20, yesterday it was 25, today it's 27. So these are deaths, obviously, but I feel it's a little deceptive to throw out a daily death toll of 'new deaths', when in reality they were from weeks, if not months, before.

ChemicalSuperFreak Jan 11, 2021 07:41 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

MountainMan, not to mention the ICU beds going from 84 on Saturday, to 146 on Sunday, to 89 today. Is anyone overseeing the numbers that get published, or do they just have monkey and a keyboard?

PitMix Jan 12, 2021 08:21 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Things have not shut down, so how can things get better? You can quibble with the numbers all you want, but you can't argue that the trend shows more people getting sick and more people dying. That's really all you have to know.

PitMix Jan 12, 2021 09:41 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Voice, when there is a real shutdown, like at the beginning of this last year when the freeways were empty, and everyone stayed home, that shuts the virus down. Now we have these 1/2 measures and the virus is happily spreading and thriving. Only way out of it at this point is to get the vaccine into the 240M people that want it.

Voice of Reason Jan 12, 2021 09:51 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

The "real" shutdown doesn't shut the virus down, it only delays it. The point to delay is to buy time to improve hospital capacity, why haven't we done that over the past 10 months? Say it with me now: "California's response to covid has come an extremely high cost while not providing any benefit".

Voice of Reason Jan 12, 2021 12:16 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Hi Pit, Edhat deleted this one, not sure why as it doesn't violate their policies so here it is again:

No shutdown, seriously? Can kids go to school? NO. Can I get a haircut? NO. Can I go to even an outdoor restaurant? NO. Can I go into my office? NO. Can I get a massage? NO. Can I go to a movie? NO. Can I got to the library? NO. Can I go to Disneyland? NO. We've shutdown all these things yet cases are still spiking. In many other states cases are NOT spiking and you CAN do all those things. There is no quibbling numbers, as of yesterday, Florida, who has been completely open since September 28th, has less cases per capita than California. you can even go to Disneyworld. Can someone please explain why we are sticking to a course of action that has not worked to slow the spread but has worked to destroy small businesses, increase unemployment, increase poverty, increase income inequality, and increase education inequality? Put your politics aside; as far as covid goes, California has been on the wrong path. There should be no quibbling about that.

Thomas John Jan 12, 2021 09:58 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

VO. California has not had more deaths per capita than Florida overall. I'm not sure where you get your 9/28 start point.

CA covid deaths per 100,000 are 77. Florida is 107.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/

Voice of Reason Jan 12, 2021 10:05 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Thomas, please read more carefully, I never said deaths, I said cases (though deaths usually follow). I'm not sure where to find the info, but if you exclude spring deaths when covid first surprised us and hit FL hard, I think CA and FL would have very similar deaths per captia (they're getting closer each day as it is).

Voice of Reason Jan 12, 2021 10:07 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Thomas, the9/28 is when Florida officially removed all restrictions, which seems like a reasonable time to compare and contrast the two very different approaches (between CA and FL). We heard "just wait two weeks" all summer waiting for FL cases to explode they never did. When they opened up on 9/28 we heard the "wait two weeks" again, well, still waiting on they aren't the ones on an out of control trajectory.

sacjon Jan 12, 2021 11:02 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

SBTOWNIE - what schools? The only public schools open are the small 1-3 school districts like Cold Springs, MUSD, Hope, maybe 1 or 2 others. SBUSD and GUSD make up about 20 or more schools and they are both completely shutdown other than for small, very small, groups of at-risk students. No where near 50% though.

PitMix Jan 12, 2021 11:56 AM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

FLA cases decreased by lack of testing, just like Trump wanted. Look at hospitalizations and deaths per capita, FLA is doing worse than us.
https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2020/12/12/is-florida-better-than-california-at-containing-the-coronavirus-analysis/

dukemunson Jan 12, 2021 12:33 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Sacjon -

And teachers/admins kids...they are in school!!! But yeah, not sure what SB Townie is talking about as its probably around 10% of kids in public school (at risk, special ed, teachers kids).

dukemunson Jan 12, 2021 12:39 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

But the only reason we quibble about the numbers is that you completely change and distort them. More people ARE getting sick and as such MORE people are dying. But your narrative of a 3% death rate was 10 times what it actually is. So yes, we quibble about numbers because you are constantly and deliberately distorting them. So now you are down to at least saying 1.5% death rate...so you've cut your number in half...but you are still wildly inflating it!

SBTownie Jan 12, 2021 01:26 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Maybe I'm wrong because I based my assumptions on the fact kids are going to Peabody school? At least that's what Peabody students told me last week. That they were starting class this week in person, and a younger one told me they were already back in person and had been for some time? I mean, who knows - they are kids after all. Is it because it's a charter so it's not included in SBUSD?

dukemunson Jan 12, 2021 01:36 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Peabody started Kindergarden 5 days a week back after Thanksgiving and brought other grades back January 4th on a 2 day per week schedule. As a charter school (with some accountability I might add!) they had applied for the waiver and reopened. So all Private Schools, some charter schools and Montecito Pub opened...the rest...just for at risk, special ed and kids of admins and teachers...

SBTownie Jan 12, 2021 02:02 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Thanks for the info and correction, Duke. Wonder how the schools that are open will respond, if at all, to the recent health department news about the "astronomical" case increases, specifically in under 18s? Just wait until B117 drops. We'll go from having the current highest R rate in the state (yes, you read that right - SB county currently has the highest rate of infection of any county in California - https://covidactnow.org/us/california-ca/compare/19297?s=1506459), to numbers we can only dream of. Today we're at 1.24. With B117, we could easily get to 1.7.

dukemunson Jan 12, 2021 02:05 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

They will respond the way they are supposed to...when someone in the POD (kid or teacher) shows symptoms they will all go home and then test...and if it's a positive, quarantine. That's the whole point of the POD system...is being able to deal with the inevitable positive test. Also per Public Health, kids are safer and less transmission will happen with kids IN SCHOOL. So again, we have/are making things worse...

SBTownie Jan 12, 2021 02:10 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

Kids are the most likely of any single group to be asymptomatic, which does not in any way mean they are not infectious. Testing people only after they are infectious but have been in the community or their "pods" does very little to limit spread. Get back to me in May, when we're digging out from the rubble of B117. I sure do hope I'm wrong.

SBTownie Jan 12, 2021 02:30 PM
450 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Added Monday

No we are not, Sandy. We have only 33 (so far) sequenced incidences of B117 in California. The US sequences less than 1% of tests, so let's x that by 100ish and say we have ~3500 cases in CA. We are not in a B117 spike in Santa Barbara yet. It will be February - March when B117 overtakes and becomes the dominant strain.

Please Login or Register to comment on this.