56 New COVID-19 Cases

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Update by edhat staff
May 17, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports 56 new COVID-19 cases within the county as of Sunday, for a total of 1,474 cases.

Of the new 56 cases, 53 of them are related to the outbreak at the Federal Prison in Lompoc. As a total, there are 518 community cases and 956 at the prison. There have been 11 deaths

Within the community, there are 88 active cases with 61 of those quarantined at home, 27 in the hospital with 11 of those in the intensive care unit (ICU). At the Lompoc prison, there are 843 active cases.

PHD is reporting a total of 12,010 tests administered with 10,438 negative results and 98 pending.

For more information on cases, visit https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/


By edhat staff
May 16, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 17 new COVID-19 cases within the county. One previously reported case was removed for a total of 1,418 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Of the new 17 cases, 2 were located in Santa Barbara, 2 in the Santa Ynez Valley, 7 in Santa Maria, and 6 in the Federal Prison at Lompoc. As a total, there are 515 cases within the community and 903 at the prison.

Within the community, there are 88 active cases with 61 of those quarantined at home, 27 in the hospital with 11 of those in the intensive care unit (ICU). At the Lompoc prison, there are 800 active cases.

PHD is reporting a total of 11,845 tests administered with 10,334 negative results and 93 pending.

For more information on cases, visit https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/

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Crystalandmaui May 17, 2020 08:49 AM
56 New COVID-19 Cases

Who do you report to, in you see a store not compiling with the guide lines on distance of people and mandatory mask to enter. The liquor store in Summerland is not following safety rules.

a-1589733051 May 17, 2020 09:30 AM
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No one. Just don't go in if you are scared silly.

Crystalandmaui May 17, 2020 10:35 AM
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Oh really just don’t go in! How about follow the cdc guide lines. Pick a side of the fence people

a-1589739294 May 17, 2020 11:14 AM
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Crystal, let people make their own decisions. As you said, these are "guidelines, many of which have changed and are useless. If citizens want to support that business they are free to do so. Why would we let the CDC, Fauci, Angsorm, and other non-elected "officials" to make laws up for us? We have enough of that already from Newsom and our city council? Stay home and wear a mask if that's want you want to do and have your supplies delivered. It's a dangerous world and there are risks out there so, people like you are free to "stay home and stay safe", otherwise you might get cooties.

Sam The Dog May 17, 2020 11:53 AM
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Right on @11:14. Un-elected officials are making blanket rules for the state and nation to follow while our governor takes broad powers well beyond the authority granted to him in the constitution. How many lives and livelihoods need to be destroyed before we say enough is enough!?

bigone May 17, 2020 12:37 PM
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Crystalandmuai, California has 29 codes that result in more than 30,000 laws. About 18,000 of those were passed during Brown's terms alone. Newsom is close to adding 1000 since then. In fact, we have almost double the laws of the next blue state, New York. How many do you think you break in the course of the day? I have heard the average citizen breaks three federal laws a day alone, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's 10 here. The CDC doesn't make laws, and many of the laws in California directly violate Federal law and the Constitution. Please let people get on with their lives and we desperately need herd immunity to do that.

a-1589770989 May 17, 2020 08:03 PM
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WELL SAID !!!! I saw a great sign on DeLaVina that said: "Know Your Rights. A local mandate is not a law"

Thomas John May 18, 2020 08:37 AM
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Edhat "people" have chosen a side. Probably not a perfect cross-section of our little town.

Crystalandmaui May 18, 2020 08:51 AM
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Wow, obviously you or a family member hasn’t had this virus, when you have someone in The hospital by themselves and hoping they survive this. Tell me then your about your selfish opinion.
I know your entitled to do what you want, this is the USA, WOW PEOPLE HERE TAKE EVERYTHING FOR GRANTED, EVEN LIFE. WELL YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE MY LIFE. DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO KEEP OTHERS SAFE AND YOURSELF.

a-1589738443 May 17, 2020 11:00 AM
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Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that the City of Ventura bused a bunch of folks to East Beach yesterday...not wearing masks and not social distancing?

Ahchooo May 17, 2020 11:06 AM
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Tell me about this. Was it sponsored by the city? Or was it individuals from Ventura who arranged a bus trip? Sounds interesting.

a-1589770872 May 17, 2020 08:01 PM
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NOPE - not at all disturbed. Why should I be?

a-1589771868 May 17, 2020 08:17 PM
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This should be reported. It would be great to get a photo of this next time. Visual representations seem to express people more than just words. Thank you for sharing this info. Shockingly stupid.

mandresen May 17, 2020 11:22 AM
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It was a blue VCTC commuter bus with a county gov't emblem on the side.

Crystalandmaui May 17, 2020 06:27 PM
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Well my car saids it will go to a speed of 140, with all this analyzation , then 65 is only a recommendation not a law. Or a safer speed. So everyone should just do what they want. Cause their intitled.
Hey I don’t want to get this, but I need to go to the store. So keep me safe.
And I will keep you safe. Stop being selfish

420722 May 17, 2020 07:39 PM
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Every time you drive that car you risk killing someone. You going to stop driving now? Keep me safe right?

Bird May 17, 2020 08:37 PM
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I can appreciate your concern, but maybe you should do your food, etc. shopping in the city of Santa Barbara where masks are required in the stores? (And, fwiw, 65 is the state law for max. speed except where it is posted differently.)

Sam The Dog May 17, 2020 08:48 PM
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Crystal... you don't NEED to go to the store. There are plenty of available delivery services to get you what you need. How selfish are you to force other people to stay home, to close their businesses, loose their jobs so you feel safer going to the store when you don't HAVE TO go to the store. STAY HOME, stay as SAFE as YOU feel you need to, and get anything you wanted delivered. There are plenty of people who'll be desperate for a job delivering food as soon as the unemployment bonus ends.

Crystalandmaui May 18, 2020 08:44 AM
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You obviously have your own agenda, I did not say you have to close your business, I said keep people safe, have your costumers wear a mask, and limit how many Are in your store at one time. Obviously that’s to much for you.
Look Mr. Selfish, you can’t guarantee how this virus will affect people. So let’s try to be as safe as we can.

a-1589774744 May 17, 2020 09:05 PM
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Regardless I won't shop anywhere that doesn't require masks and distancing while shopping. Most people I know - regardless of "sides" - feels this way so let the market decide. They either lose customers and business or they don't. Chances are they'll lose many customers. So let them decide.

Sam The Dog May 17, 2020 10:34 PM
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Absolutely agree @ 9:05! Let the shops decide what's best for their customers! LET THE CUSTOMER DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT!

GaryM May 17, 2020 09:47 PM
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We all understand that some people are physically or economically unable to comply with Guidelines. They are directed at people who could cooperate but may be too selfish or stupid to care about others. It's sad and shameful there are so many of them in the world. (And I don't mean guidelines.)

Sam The Dog May 17, 2020 10:26 PM
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Gary M, you don't understand. For all the damage we're doing to the economy, combined with the historic level of government stimulus - which has to be paid for by all of us through taxes - we would be way better off, and I'm talking orders of magnitude better off, if we set up a government paid free meals, covid-safe food distribution system so those with lesser means and/or at higher risk, medium risk, I don't care risk, or just plain don't want to get sick risk can stay in their home with free internet and meals delivered. Everyone else WHO CHOOSES, can go back about their lives. Why is you don't see the difference where one point of view gives everyone a choice, the other point of view forces a choice on everyone?

DansClan May 18, 2020 12:11 AM
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Sam, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. You and your pack of rabid canines can roam freely after you sign an agreement stating that A) if you infect anyone you will be financially responsible ($100k for trimming 10-13 years off their life) or B) if said infection leads to death you will be charged with murder. You are that confident in yourself, correct? Sign it and roam free!

a-1589812819 May 18, 2020 07:40 AM
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SAM, if you really need to get to work so bad and get off of the dole - why can't you take a front line position? Are you too proud? Ego in your way? There are actually a lot of job opportunities in town for essential workers. Maybe get off your hide and get out there.

Sam The Dog May 18, 2020 09:43 AM
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@7:40, I have a job. I'm being vocal for others, for my community, because I don't want to see the city I grew up in with all the hard working small businesses I work with, are friends with, or patron completely destroyed.

a-1589788210 May 18, 2020 12:50 AM
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Keep businesses closed. Don't allow tourism. I simply don't want essential workers exposed to people coming from hotspot areas. I don't want anyone exposed to a carrier who then can transmit the disease to others. I don't want to see my friends and family infected with the disease that could kill them or leave them with long-term Health consequences. I don't want to see a family member or friend kill someone close to them. It's best to keep the economy at a halt. We need to pass laws that will protect our poor, cover healthcare, food, rent and the essentials while we figure out a way to retrain people for an economy that will open up in the future. We need to tax the wealthy and corporations that got massive corporate tax brakes we should have never allowed while they low-wage jobs and or offshored decent decent paying jobs. We need to change the entire dynamics of the countrys economy and we can do this if we're smart. Most importantly, we need to get the sycophants following the orange dude in the WH and a few senators with an R out of office. We need people that will follow the law I'm not go after political enemies were turned a blind eye because of fear.

a-1589789478 May 18, 2020 01:11 AM
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@12:50 Not sure what color the sky is in your world, but you cannot halt the economy. Have you not seen the lines of cars waiting to get food across this country? Businesses are closing, people are losing their livelihoods. You cannot halt the economy forever because you are scared. Who do you expect to pay for food, rent, healthcare and the essentials you mentioned so the country can stay at home? Life is hard, there are risks. Those at risk should stay home, those that can work should be allowed to go back to work. The prison is grossly inflating our numbers here. There has not been one instance of our hospitals being over capacity. We have 450,000K people in this county, 11 have died. We are not New York City. We need to get our lives and our city back. And before you start judging, I despise Donald Trump and his corrupt cabinet. Thinking that everyone has the luxury of staying locked up forever is ignorant, impractical and impossible.

Ahchooo May 18, 2020 09:03 AM
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Its unfortunate the face covering issue has been made political. It’s a proven way to reduce spread of droplets, and thereby reduce disease transmission. Why not open most businesses but require face coverings? The more vulnerable people can wear N95s masks for the best protection, or continue to stay home, get deliveries. Less vulnerable can get back to business, and if we test often we can pull back before spikes get out of hand. Dine-in restaurants, bars, and hair salons may still be a problem, but many businesses could be managed to operate with low risk. But it seems the “open now” crowd has too many “masks are a communist plot” nuts.

a-1589819936 May 18, 2020 09:38 AM
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@ 12:50 I can't tell if you are completely insane, the biggest master of sarcasm the world has ever seen, or just a troll.

Sam The Dog May 18, 2020 09:40 AM
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@ 12:50, you're calling for a revolution and to toss out what quickly made our country the greatest and strongest in the world, and has kept us there for hundreds of years. With how poorly our elected officials have managed this country the past 10-20 years, on both sides of the isle, the ever increasing partisanship with little interest in coming together and doing what's best for all their constituents rather than just the one side or the other, YOUR ANSWER IS TO GIVE THEM MORE POWER OVER OUR LIVES?

Sam The Dog May 18, 2020 09:55 AM
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You're on track Ahchoo, no one is saying open up recklessly. regarding :But it seems the “open now” crowd has too many “masks are a communist plot” nuts. There is no middle grown for many on here, it's either you're with them and toe the line of what our all knowing Democratic leaders say, or your a AR-15 carrying, camo wearing, MAGA fanatic, it's either one or the other. For a group so adverse to putting labels on people they're great at putting them in one box or the other. We should always be questioning our government and ensuring their actions coincide with our best interest and not their latest power grab. The Democrats historically have been the one to question our government, but now they talk down to those who choose take a common sense approach and speak out when they feel their rights and livelihoods are being threatened not by a virus but by the political response to that virus.

LCP112233 May 18, 2020 11:12 AM
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Agreed Ahchooo. I actually feel safer wearing a face mask. If we are going to open up and get the economy booming again we MUST do it safely. The communist plot in my book is not giving us a chance to open safely, when we did indeed flatten the curve and are not having any overcrowded hospital issues.

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