73 New COVID-19 Cases

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department added 91 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 33 were located in Santa Maria and 9 were in Santa Barbara.

The county's grand total is now 6,094 with 290 active cases, meaning these have currently tested positive and are infectious.

There are 89 hospitalizations including 29 in the intensive care unit (ICU), a sharp increase since Wednesday where there 79 hospitalizations including 29 ICU's.

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

Cottage Health Specific Numbers

The below numbers are from all Cottage Health locations and does not include the numbers from Marian Regional Medical Hospital.

Below is a status update as of July 30, 2020 from Cottage:

  • Cottage Health is caring for a total of 275 patients across all campuses.

  • 220 are acute care patients; 168 acute care beds remain available.  

  • Of the 220 acute care patients, 15 patients are on ventilators. 75 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).

  • Of the 220 acute care patients, 29 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 27 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.

  • Of the 29 patients in isolation, 10 patients are in critical care.

  • From July 13-19:  
    4,256 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
    Results: 260 positive, 3,994 negative, 2 pending

  • From July 20-26:  
    3,730 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
    Results: 202 positive, 2,984 negative, 544 pending

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ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 30, 2020 06:04 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

This is a record number of both hospitalized and ICU patients. All time high.

SBSBSBSBSBsb Jul 30, 2020 06:18 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Superfreak whats the different between a record number and all time high? Just curious

ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 30, 2020 06:30 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

It was just a clarifying statement, since record number could be interpreted as record for July versus record for June, or record number since reopening, etc. I know you're just being sarcastic, but just in case...

a-1596158497 Jul 30, 2020 06:21 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Stop with the herd immunity stuff. People have been known to catch COVID-19 more than once so herd immunity will be very very very difficult to achieve.

ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 30, 2020 06:38 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Around 36 times more people need to be infected to get to lower bounds of herd immunity, assuming that sufficient amounts of effective antibodies are produced for a long period of time post-infection.

sandy1 Jul 30, 2020 07:15 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

18 - 24 months with a good vaccine . 3.5 to 5 yrs without .

m-cubed Jul 30, 2020 08:25 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

agreed stop with the herd immunity talk. the figures of how many people would have to catch covid and how many people would die to achieve herd immunity are staggering

a-1596178787 Jul 30, 2020 11:59 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

So did everyone order face shields and goggles?

a-1596214319 Jul 31, 2020 09:51 AM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Anyone notice NO deaths from this cause now. Count our blessings. BUT, rumor is they are coding these positive incorrectly all over the Country. Hope they audit them? More money for COVID death. Sorry to be so sinister. Greed is greed.
We need to stop this now. Heard schools will not open until January now. Less positive rates than Cancers and we don't lock down for those. Tests mean infection not death now. We do intervene early and stop it. There are complications/risks that are existing in many people who should be totally vigilant. What percent? Not elderly here-- we are very active and healthy.

GeneralTree Jul 31, 2020 12:38 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

9:51am When was cancer contagious? I've seen your "theory" parroted among many far right websites.

a-1596230027 Jul 31, 2020 02:13 PM
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GENTREE - when was 0.004% local infection positivity a sufficient infection threat, that justified shutting down this community and destroying nearly 100% of its non-government employee economic base?

GeneralTree Jul 31, 2020 06:37 PM
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2:13p I never said anything about shutting down. So either follow along or go elsewhere.

SandyS Jul 31, 2020 10:27 AM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Regarding herd immunity, can't we just send out the 20-40 year olds [ones with no underlying issues] to catch it, the rest of us take precautions. Then send out the 40=45 year olds. Once they all catch it won't the rest of us be good to go? Plus they are less likely to die than the elderly or compromised.

SandyS Jul 31, 2020 10:34 AM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

Sure, why not? Ask people to volunteer maybe is a better approach. You know all the people who think this isn't that serious, who don't want to wear masks and who think herd immunity is important. Let them go out and start the process. Similar to people saying that they should be able to go out and do what they want and the elderly/compromised/scared people stay inside. Sounds like a plan to me.

ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 31, 2020 04:43 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

TREE: Many of us take shots at Florida from time to time---I know I do. However, California leads Florida in total cases, deaths, and presently in transmission number (R0).

GeneralTree Jul 31, 2020 06:20 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

I could have used either state to make my point. However, the Governor of Florida is actually ignoring the pandemic. I am also using Florida as an example due to all of the packed beaches there. A relative sent me a picture of Panama City Florida some weeks back in it was standing room only. Sandy suggested sending out 20-40 year olds to catch it for herd immunity - hence, Florida was my example. Do you catch my drift now?

GeneralTree Jul 31, 2020 06:25 PM
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Two words Sandy - California or Florida. ChemicalSuperfreak does this make you happy?

kackle Jul 31, 2020 09:55 PM
73 New COVID-19 Cases

How does the county underestimate deaths by almost 100%? I am outraged by the incompetence of SB public health and have no confidence in any of their data reporting.

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