565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 565 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death between Saturday and Monday.

The individual who passed away resided in the Santa Ynez Valley, was over 70 years old and had underlying medical conditions. The death was not associated with an outbreak at a congregate facility.

This brings the countywide death toll to 148.

There are now 14,935 total cases since the pandemic began. Of those, 1,109 are currently active, meaning infectious.

Hospitalization rates continue to increase as there are now 102 hospitalizations including 21 people in the intensive care unit (ICU) with the infectious virus.

The Southern California Region remains at 0% for ICU availability as the state adjusts the percentage downward if counties have a higher-than-expected ratio of COVID-19 patients occupying ICU spaces. Santa Barbara County has 38.10% ICU availability.

On Monday afternoon Governor Gavin Newsom provided an update regarding the regional stay-at-home order that is scheduled to be reassessed on December 28. He stated the end date will most likely be extended for the Southern California and San Joaquin regions that both have 0% ICU availability.

“We are likely — I think it’s pretty self-evident — going to need to extend those regional dates,” said Newsom.

Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's Health and Human Services Secretary, said the state will make a decision on whether to lengthen the two region's orders this weekend or early next week. Based on how the virus progresses, he stated they will be looking at ICU capacity projections four weeks from the day the original order could potentially be lifted.

"If you’re looking at the 28th of December, you’re looking at, what are ICU projections around the 25th of January," he said.

More data can be found at https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/.

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Sbrysa Dec 21, 2020 08:41 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

How come after shutting down all the businesses cases are still increasing? Oh that’s right bc ppl r traveling and gathering still.

a-1608621529 Dec 21, 2020 11:18 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

We've never had a real shutdown, but even the minor restrictions we had worked. When we relaxed those, the mask refusers and me-first / money is more important gatherers caused massive spread, and the resulting economic damage will be worse than if we hadn't relaxed. What we need now is a real shutdown, strictly enforced, for about two months.

MountainMan4865 Dec 21, 2020 11:28 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Can you give a local example? I mean other than the online-in your face videos from somewhere else? We shopped for others who stayed home, wore gloves, masks, shopped every other day in multiple stores for months- never saw those "mask refusers or me first" people. Maybe just bad timing on our part.

a-1608622502 Dec 21, 2020 11:35 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

11:28 - You just provided an example: "shopped every other day in multiple stores". Some shutdown.

MountainMan4865 Dec 21, 2020 11:40 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

So are you saying with masks and gloves, we were spreading the virus? or that we are the selfish not me super spreaders?

Sbrysa Dec 22, 2020 01:50 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

I know there is no science between the some business closures they have done. Ca public health has told me no evidence of spread from our type of businesses. 0 cases yet here I am, 8 months in CLOSED. The businesses that were spreading it were offices.

letmego Dec 22, 2020 10:50 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Actually, the local data shows the opposite. You can look at the graphs and see when the shutdowns or lockdowns took place and see the curve bending shortly after. Graphs are fun.

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 11:09 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Letmego, explain this:
CA - arbitrary restrictions benefiting mega corporations and Hollywood that allow packed malls but no outside dining, no haircuts, public schools remain closed, widespread mask usage.

FL - no restrictions since the end of September, indoor dining allowed, public schools open, no masks.

CA - cases/100k last seven days: 109.3

FL - cases/100k last seven days: 49.9

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

letmego Dec 22, 2020 12:28 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

VOR, and I'm saying, you can just look at the data...but that data doesn't fit your narrative, I get that. Also, FL's data is suspect - have you not researched that? Deliberately falsifying their numbers, seizing the computer of the person who quit because of that (when she continued to provide accurate numbers?) I mean, please, you aren't even trying.

pstarSR Dec 22, 2020 12:29 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

MountainMan, I work with a dozen mask deniers. if you want to see them come on out to goleta near the airport. I see many people daily not wearing masks outside around people.

MountainMan4865 Dec 21, 2020 11:14 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

The saving grace is, even though we are in the deep of flu season - according to the CDC, between clinical labs and public health labs, there are only 789 cases of the flu in the entire country! How awesome is that?? Looks like only 172 deaths from the flu throughout the US since September 30, the beginning of flu season... California has tallied 4 deaths out of 46 cases, so far. Looks like that 'TWINDEMIC!!!', thing might not pan out.

PitMix Dec 22, 2020 08:30 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

You are saying there is a 10% death rate in CA due to the flu? And a 25% death rate for the entire country? Have you told VOR and his buddies this info? No way these numbers are correct. Eye roll.

pstarSR Dec 22, 2020 12:25 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

not hard at all, but you dont want to hear it so......cliff notes. it works for both. covid spreads more easily than the flu..... start reading up on the details before making silly claims

42224242244424224 Dec 22, 2020 06:08 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Create restrictions
Don't enforce them
Wait for things to get worse
Use that as an excuse to make more restrictions
Repeat

a-1608699938 Dec 22, 2020 09:05 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

@6:08 AM

I don't think you understand the severity of the pandemic.
Do you think 323,000 deaths in the USA alone are faked?
International death totals are faked?
Other countries are in on the conspiracy?
Too little thinking behind such a comment.

PitMix Dec 22, 2020 08:26 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

So, according to your logic, we need a rule that prevents people from being at home? Because that is where most get infected? Everyone just be outside walking around all of the time? Big time eye roll.

sea dog Dec 22, 2020 09:33 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

I saw a 1 bedroom house on the Eastside that had 30 people living there. You want to lock them in there ? (eye roll)

sacjon Dec 22, 2020 09:40 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

SEA DOG - Q told me to tell you she no longer requires your services. You're free to think your own thoughts again!

PitMix Dec 22, 2020 10:25 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

If there is a 1-bdr house with 30 people living in it, odds are they are outside a lot anyway because that house doesn't have enough room for more than 10 of them at a time. But I don't believe your anonymous internet story is actually true. Post a link to verify that it is. Or a google satellite image.

letmego Dec 22, 2020 10:48 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Contact tracing results show that approximately 40-50% of our cases are "community spread". So yes, while 50-60% are "close contact" (households mostly, but essentially being within 6 ft of someone with COVID for >15 minutes), a SIGNIFICANT number of our cases come from unknown sources (aka "the community"). These can be restaurants, bars, gyms, the grocery store, post office etc., or "we don't know".

pstarSR Dec 22, 2020 12:35 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Seadog what doctors office do you work out of, and what school did you go for internal medicine degree? stop spreading misinformation..... its not helpful

sacjon Dec 22, 2020 12:43 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

SEA DOG - you should be ashamed by your lies.

"that is where most people pass it around." - Nope. Wrong. People isolating in their home are not super spreaders. Indoor dining, parties, events, etc are the problem.... not people who are isolating in their homes. That's such a bizarre take on reality I'm not sure how to help.

"You don't catch it walking by someone." - Sure you do, if they sneeze, cough, exhale, talk (say "hi"), yell, as you walk past them without a mask.

"Globalists will need to crush the middle class before we get to socialism." - Just no.

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 10:46 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

CA - arbitrary restrictions benefiting mega corporations and Hollywood that allow packed malls but no outside dining, no haircuts, public schools remain closed, widespread mask usage.

FL - no restrictions since the end of September, indoor dining allowed, public schools open, no masks.

CA - cases/100k last seven days: 109.3

FL - cases/100k last seven days: 49.9

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

GeneralTree Dec 22, 2020 11:34 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

VOR - Florida's numbers are disgusting compared to California especially with the lower population.

Florida:
Total Cases : 1,181,549
Cases / 100,000: 5,547
Deaths / 100/000: 96

California:
Total Cases: 1,184,456
Cases / 100,000: 4,688
Deaths / 100,000: 56

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 11:46 AM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Way to deflect GT, that is why I put cases per 100K, also looked and recent activity which is a more accurate measure of where we're at today vs. what happened 9 months when the world was going crazy. But you knew that. I bet if you found reliable stats on deaths/100k over the past month we'd be doing worse than FL there as well, but I couldn't easily find that info. Clearly, the measures CA currently has in place aren't working, so why continue what isn't working? FL and other states have proven we will not be worse off if they're removed, people want to stay safe.

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 12:16 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

in case you didn't even read my post:

CA - cases/100k last seven days: 109.3

FL - cases/100k last seven days: 49.9

CA - heavy restrictions, mask mandate.
FL - no restrictions no masks.

But sure, let's keep destroying our small businesses, maybe it will work this time.......

GeneralTree Dec 22, 2020 12:18 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Andno explanation of why Florida has a nearly 50% higher death rate per 100,000 and nearly 15% higher case count per 100,000 in a state with about half the population of California. Florida numbers could actually be higher due to the proven hiding of the true numbers by Rick Desantis and his far-right cronies giving data that only Dr. Mengele would have been proud of.

pstarSR Dec 22, 2020 12:22 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

wow voice of reason you are cherry picking data points there, and also plopping in a few lies.
CA has not had widespread mask usage for one. dont lie to us.

ohhh wow I really hope you didnt just say we should follow Florida's "plan". Florida is basically the epitome of what NOT to do in this. General Tree is correct.....

sacjon Dec 22, 2020 12:31 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

VOR - oh wow...... please explain WITH CITES how the restrictions benefit "mega corporations and Hollywood" - I'm worried here. I thought you were rational and intelligent, not a Q nut. Please prove me wrong.

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 12:38 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Pstar, I'm not sure where you're going to make you think CA doesn't have widespread mask usage. Not cherry picking when I'm looking at where we're at now, what measures are or are not in place now, and what is working or is not working now. FL got hit hard and early, thus the higher TOTAL deaths per capita. If you look at the past few weeks, per https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendsdeaths, while CA has twice the population of FL it has MORE than twice the daily deaths as FL. Still waiting for an answer, if the measures CA has in place aren't working, or aren't working any better than an area with no restrictions, why continue to them?

PitMix Dec 22, 2020 12:51 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Florida hospitalizations climbing steadily, 12% of those will die. Forget testing results because they are affected by political decisions. Feel free to move to FLA at any time.

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 12:51 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Seriously Sac? I think you're just being argumentative if you can't see how these restrictions target small businesses while sparing the large corporations and special interest groups like Hollywood and professional sports who get exemptions. The head of California Health and Human Services even said outdoor dining isn't unsafe, the ban is just to force people to stay home. But the big boxes remain open....because that TV for xmas is "essential". There is a bill going around congress to tax the large corporations for pandemic profiteering based on their increase in sales in 2020 over prior years, as was done during WWI and II, but it won't go anywhere because the majority of congress put their donors needs over their constituents.

sacjon Dec 22, 2020 12:58 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

VOR - "sparing" is not the same as "benefiting." I've been asking (you as well) many on here for weeks to explain what ulterior motive there is to shut down businesses. Who benefits from shutting down all these businesses? If you're saying these shutdowns are baseless and arbitrary and only done to benefit "mega corporations and Hollywood," then I want an explanation how the shutdown benefits, not "spares" them. Semantics are important. "Sparing" I can see. "Benefiting?" Well, that's the language of conspiracy theory.

dukemunson Dec 22, 2020 01:02 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

Wildly exxagerated Pitmix number alert!!!! The current mortality rate of hospitalized COVID patients is 3.7%. Considering how persistently and wildly you've exxagerated the COVID death rate on here, this 3.5 times factor of exxageration is actually less than normal...

Voice of Reason Dec 22, 2020 01:14 PM
565 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

No ulterior motive on the shutdown Sac, just incompetence and political leaders that put big business head of their constituents (a problem from well before the pandemic). Just look at where the $ from the first and second round of stimulus is going. Are you also ignoring the record profits reported by Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc...? I'm surprised you think our political leaders on either side of the isle but people before big business.

PitMix Dec 22, 2020 03:02 PM
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Duke of Exaggeration, "Researchers examined a sample of 7,868 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus at 88 hospitals across the country between Jan. 17 and July 22. The data was collected from the American Heart Association’s COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry. The average mortality rate for all patients was 18.4%."

The average has dropped since then but I can't find anything that says it is a low as you would like it to be. Links?

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/11/deaths-from-covid-19-of-inpatients-by-race-and-ethnicity.html

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