Coronavirus Patients Reach 99 with 11 in the ICU

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Update by Public Health Department
March 31, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming eleven (11) additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 99 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County. Due to the volume of confirmed cases being reported, PHD will begin reporting cases in aggregate. Below are more details about the 11 cases announced Tuesday, March 31:

Ages of new confirmed cases reported:

0-17

0

18-29

1

30-49

7

50-69

2

70+

1

Locations of new cases reported:

South County Unincorporated Area includes communities of Montecito, Summerland and the City of Carpinteria

 0

City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon              

​ 0

City of Goleta                                                                                                               

 0

Community of Isla Vista

 1

Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota

 2

Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Ballard  

 0

City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village

5

City of Santa Maria  

1

Community of Orcutt

1

Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe

2

Although PHD has released the cities and areas where confirmed COVID-19 cases have occurred, it is critical that residents in all areas of the county stay at home and practice social distancing when performing essential tasks outside their home.

Of the 99 cases, 57 are recovering at home, 13 persons are recovering in a hospital,11 of which are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 have fully recovered, and 7 are pending an update.

PHD is prioritizing investigations for cases with exposures in healthcare and other congregate settings to identify persons who may have been exposed. Mandated social distancing measures are in place to slow the spread of the virus.

(For a full list of ages and locations of confirmed patients, visit https://publichealthsbc.org/)


By edhat staff
March 30, 2020

As of Monday evening, the total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients increased to 88 including 10 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) confirmed 20 new cases since Sunday evening. The ages of the new cases range from teens to over 70. Overall there are 14 people hospitalized with 10 patients in the ICU. There are 49 patients recovering at home, 19 fully recovered, and 6 are pending an update.

"The Increase of numbers is very typical of a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. We expected a doubling of cases within three days and that is almost exactly what we are seeing." said Dr. Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer.

Below are the full details of the 20 new cases:

  • Case #69­—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #70—in their 50s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #71—in their 40s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #72—in their 50s and resides in Orcutt
  • Case #73—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #74—in their 40s and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #75—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #76—in their 40s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #77—between the ages of 10-19 and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #78—in their 50s and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #79—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #80—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #81—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #82—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #83—in their 50s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #84—in their 20s and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #85—in their 50s and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #86—in their 60s  and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #87—in their 50s and resides in Santa Barbara
  • Case #88—in their 20s and resides in Santa Maria

There are currently 5 cases in Lompoc, 6 in Orcutt, 26 in Santa Barbara, 29 in Santa Maria, 2 in Goleta, 2 in Santa Ynez Valley, 9 in Montecito/Summerland.Carpinteria, 1 in Gaviota, and 8 in the unincorporated areas of North County. 

Dr. Ansorg went on to state the increase in numbers of local infections corresponds with the patterns seen in the rest of the nation and even worldwide. The only definitive factor that makes a substantive difference is how much community members stay physically isolated from one another, he said.

Additionally, Dr. Ansorg went on to scold residents who are not taking this seriously after witnessing people in his own neighborhood hosting large gatherings. 

"If you are meeting up with local family or friends, I urge you to discontinue these behaviors. Discontinue gatherings immediately, they are not safe at this time and can lead to the unintentional spread of illness," said Dr. Ansorg.

Due to the infectious nature of COVID-19, PHD states they have been planning over the weekend and came up with scenarios of what to expect for the near future as it relates to illnesses, hospitalizations and healthcare needs in Santa Barbara County. This information has yet to be provided.

In Ventura County, there have been 4 deaths with 28 hospitalizations. Overall the county has 126 cases with 106 of them active.

San Luis Obispo is reporting 77 cases with 7 hospitalizations and 43 active cases. 

The full press conference is available here

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a-1594430915 Mar 31, 2020 10:13 AM
Coronavirus Patients Reach 99 with 11 in the ICU

Geez, that is not a lot. If ICU patients also double every 3 days, that buys us less than 12 days until we are out of ventilators in Santa Barbara, assuming all ICU patients need one and that the 49 actually arrive functioning.

a-1594430915 Mar 31, 2020 05:52 AM
Coronavirus Patients Reach 99 with 11 in the ICU

They are prepared to handle a lot and have changed many areas of the hospital to isolation units but have only about 50 vents, definitely need more as things progress! They are trying hard to keep employees healthy by screening them all at each entrance, partnering with local hotels for them to lodge at and helping with childcare.

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