98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) added 98 new COVID-19 cases to the county's total on Tuesday.

The total is now 5,931, however, only 333 of these cases are considered to be active or infectious. 

There are currently 80 people hospitalized including 25 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The county's hospitalization rate is below the state's standard, although the rate of disease transmission and positivity rate of cases does not meet the state's guidelines, keeping Santa Barbara on the monitoring list. 

There are 37 of the state's counties, approximately 93% of the state's total population, currently on the monitoring list. 

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

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sblocal1967 Jul 29, 2020 01:52 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

"They aren't sharing exactly where people are getting it due to privacy. " That is the fundamental issue. We are valuing privacy over human lives I guess. I am sure there are many analogies around this conundrum. So - someone goes to a drinking faucet and gets some nasty disease that may lead to death - so do the next 30 people and so on - but we do let anyone know that this drinking faucet is contagious since it might reveal who the people were that drank from it and got sick. At some point common sense must trump (pardon the pun) civil liberties. In fact I am sure many of the people who got sick want to let other people know to stay away from the faucet - but the government authorities refuse to do so. Stupid is as stupid does.

sblocal1967 Jul 28, 2020 10:31 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

I get SM cases - it is a cultural thing. Even the head of some agency said so. Families are putting social morays above health. Is this the same as what is happening in SB? The politics of this whole situation is just sad. Government official - "we so much value the lives of people we are willing to shut down EVERYTHING - however we do not value lives so much that we are not willing to save lives by actually providing information that will reveal some socially sensitive information about how people are getting CV". As a country we should be embarrassed.

PitMix Jul 29, 2020 01:29 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

Sandys, you think they were still under maritime law when they stepped off those ships in Oakland and were flown to a quarantine site in San Bernadino for 14 days? How long does maritime law cover you after you get off of a ship? It does not seem that you are a constitutional scholar so will take your pronouncements for what they are worth.

LCP112233 Jul 29, 2020 10:36 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

Sadly there are too many people in a position of power that are allowing criminals to run free to loot, burn, kill, maim and terrorize other citizens in the fake name of a "protest". When they all should be locked up in jail where they belong.

SandyS Jul 29, 2020 09:36 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

PITMIX cruise ships are a totally different story - subject to maritime law. So yeah, I know what I'm talking about and no it would not be constitutional to lock someone up when they aren't sick or when they haven't committed a crime. Here on US soil. I'm glad you are not in a position of power.

PitMix Jul 29, 2020 08:28 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

Uh, Sandys, didn't they do exactly that to the American citizens that were on that cruise ship? You are imagining things if you don't think they have the authority to do that if they want. And the Bundy militias seem to be okay with those authoritarian moves, they only hate National Wildlife Refuges and the like.

SandyS Jul 29, 2020 07:48 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

10:48 not only would AMericans not stand for that, we have something called a Constitution that does not allow the government to restrain you in that manner when there is no evidence that you are sick, when you are not sick, and the like. I would love it if people would be more compliant frankly and I think our government should have just declared martial law and locked us inside for 3 weeks with food delivery from the Ntional Guard [government cheese] but that didn't happen. What you describe would never be legal here - hence why so many come to this country, for freedom. In this situation however, freedom can equal death so we have to hope people will just comply voluntarily for the greater good. Sadly many are not.

a-1596001712 Jul 28, 2020 10:48 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

Either we can be embarrassed or we can attack it like the countries in Asia did. You’re quarantined for 14 days in a government approved hotel when you land at the airport. Three meals a day are delivered outside your door. They track you by your phone’s GPS and they call you to be sure you’re really in your room. If you’re not, they find you and put you in a clinic. They take the same steps with locals who test positive. Like....sure.....Americans who won’t even wear a mask would stand for that! But that’s how Taiwan had seven deaths, So. Korea had 300, and Japan had less than 1000.

sblocal1967 Jul 28, 2020 09:07 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

For any of you getting tested positive for CV please let us know how you are getting it. Are you essential workers being put in harms way despite taking all of the necessary precautions? Or are you complete morons going about your life as if the world revolves around you? Honestly - WTF? It is pretty simple wear a mask, wash your hands if you are touching stuff that other people you do not know might have touched, do not suck face with people you do not know, do no have prolonged conversations without a mask with other people not wearing a mask where you have a chance to smell their breath. Pretty basic stuff. Yet we still continue to get cases. It is not like SB is a densely populated city with no places to get out an unwind without having to be around other people.

letmego Jul 29, 2020 11:07 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

They aren't sharing exactly where people are getting it due to privacy. However, there is contact tracing going on - and you can see where they denote close contact and community spread on the website. Close contact being families, roommates, etc. A fair number of the SM cases are in farmworkers who live in close contact. Occasionally the PHD will come out with general info - like "father's day and graduation parties" and "July 4 get togethers". That's likely because they did contact tracing. Although there's a lot of this in SM, I see plenty of SB locals getting together with friends and no masks...

SandyS Jul 28, 2020 09:29 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

SBLOCAL most of the cases are in Santa Maria but I agree. The fact that they are not sharing how these ppl are getting it bothers me. I wonder if it's from these parties I keep hearing and seeing including where I live? And they don't want us to know b/c they aren't doing anything about it?

PitMix Jul 29, 2020 08:30 AM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

One of the prisons never reported any numbers. It seems like they have clamped down on providing info, and it has worked for them. At least they don't get nastygrams from Carbajal any more now that they are out of the news.

forrealnews Jul 28, 2020 07:38 PM
98 New COVID-19 Cases Added to County Total

Can you be more specific about your question? The chart shows that nearly all recovered and there are no active cases recorded at this point. It was reported quite a while ago that one was a death.

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