Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Eleven additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the inmates was tested on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and confirmed to be positive for COVID-19. Prior to testing positive, the inmate had been housed adjacent to a previously infected cohort in a single cell and was asymptomatic.

In response to the positive case on Thursday, 130 additional inmates in the surrounding modules were tested and today, 10 more positive cases were found, with 120 inmates testing negative. The COVID-19 positive inmates will be medically monitored while contract tracing and testing continues.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive inmates who have been housed at the Main Jail to 36.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases

 

Positive Upon Intake

 

Contracted Within Facility

Active Cases Medically Monitored/Treated

0

 

26

Recovered

2

 

2

Released from Custody

4

 

1

Deceased

1

 

0

TOTAL

7

 

29

 

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vvorker Aug 16, 2020 05:55 PM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

It take's a certain type of person to make a living off inmates..How many issues have we had at the Jail this year... My favorite was the 27 overdoses in jail last August!
Olde Sheriff Billy Brown must be getting white hairs in his mustache!

420722 Aug 16, 2020 05:20 PM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

The state of California released confirmation that the “glitch” has been fixed. Newsom also said it was fixed. Why does Santa Barbara continue to pretend the we can reopen more due the state glitch. It’s fixed morons let’s move it!! Do they think we don’t read or keep up with the happenings? Not all of us are sheep SB.

letmego Aug 17, 2020 09:45 AM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

I'm not actually really sure that it is worth going back to change the old status reports to reflect the deaths on the actual dates. Long term maybe useful, short term - not so much. Plus, that does not affect our ability to reopen. Likewise, our current case rate is still SO high that even after they correct the data for the missing results (per the state issue), we won't pass the case rate. It would not affect our reopening at all to lump all the data into one day. After 2 weeks, that one data point no longer affects our case rate.

Regardless, our case rate is determined at the state level. If the state fixes their glitch and updates old data, that's all that matters.

420722 Aug 17, 2020 08:30 AM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Chem-my frustration is that they won’t do correctly out of laziness. They will just lump lost and old cases with the new making it harder to pass the watch list criteria. To me that is wrong. That’s all.

ChemicalSuperFreak Aug 16, 2020 08:52 PM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

420722: Are you certain that this is how they'll count these cases/deaths? As far as I can tell, when you go back and look at the status report for July 31, it says, "28 additional deaths are being reported today. The deaths occurred between 6/22 – 7/31. A data reporting error that transpired during the changeover in reporting systems, which occurred in June, has been corrected." Now, if you go back and look at that time frame, you'll note they still (as of today) have not retroactively updated the prior status reports. What makes you think they won't just fold all the previously pending cases into the next reports? It's just easier for them and I expect them to continue to do the minimum effort.

420722 Aug 16, 2020 07:31 PM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Why would old underreported cases/deaths have anything to do with current active cases? The underreported cases would be from some time ago and should not affect the current metrics. MAC, you forgot to say
-said no one ever.

ChemicalSuperFreak Aug 16, 2020 05:37 PM
Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

420722: Two issues. 1) Yes, the state has fixed the "glitch" last week and this is reflected on the state website, but the SBCPHD has continued to declare the problem is ongoing on their website as of Friday. 2) Reopening is dependent on a few metrics, and given the under-reporting the glitched has supposedly resulted in we may see a large increase in cases/deaths that will push us farther away from the goals that would have seen us reopen.

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