County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports the total COVID-19 cases have reached 1,604 as of Tuesday.

Of the total number, 971 belong to the outbreak in the Federal Penitentiary in Lompoc and 633 community cases. From the community cases, 482 are located in North County with the majority in Santa Maria.

In the community, there are 92 active cases with 69 quarantined at home, 29 in the hospital including 11 in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 33 pending more information.

Additionally, PHD is reporting six cases that are "out of county." It's unclear if the cases are local residents that traveled and returned to the area or if these are non-residents that are now quarantined in the local area.

The county is reporting 16,443 COVID-19 tests have been administered. There have been 12 deaths within the county.

For more information visit publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/ 

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biguglystick May 27, 2020 12:45 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Opening everything too soon will have consequences. Not smart. Listen to science, wear a mask in public. Sure, go outside, but don't congregate as if the virus doesn't exist, it DOES. I don't want it, do you?

gooseberries May 27, 2020 09:20 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Goleta number went up from 7 to 15 in a matter of 2 days! Why won't people just stay home? Why are we allowing other counties to come to SB? like people from LA or Ventura county? Why can't we shut down our little safe environment from people who don't live in the area? Why can't we seclude beaches to certain areas? For example if you live in Goleta don't go to Henry's beach or if you live in SB stay away from Deveraux and Goleta beach and Campus point. Enough is enough. I have been working from home for 11 weeks now and I rarely go out to grocery store, I shop at the closet supermarket or for a walk either really early or late to avoid people, most days I don't go outside. I miss going to work, I miss my colleagues, they are my only friends and family and until Campus reopens which won't be for the remainder of the year, I'm alone... loneliness is real and is mentally difficult to cope with at times.... Stay home or stay close to your own area. Stop allowing other counties to invade and infect our residents.

JayKay May 27, 2020 03:49 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

well then I would say it's time for you to read some science. especially what is written about Minimal Infective Dose = shorturl.at/vBDQ9

sacjon May 27, 2020 01:30 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

JAYKAY - anyone who refuses to wear the mask (for non-medical reasons) is an absolute selfish jerk. There, I poked the nest, what's going to happen now? Armed militia at my door to take away my First Amendment rights?

Luvaduck May 27, 2020 01:26 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

I couldn't agree with you more. Opening up for tourists will make our town a "hot spot". It will benefit a few at the expensive of the many b/c it will prolong the necessity of isolation & masking and making businesses close sporadically. Also, the social isolation is is extremely hard on anyone over 50 or who doesn't have a family nearby.

JayKay May 27, 2020 12:51 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

stop spreading the idea that everyone who doesn't wear a mask is a jerk.
you .. REALLY, don't want to poke that hornets nest.

a-1590607887 May 27, 2020 12:31 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Oh my gosh. 15 whole cases reported in Goleta. Time to run for your lives!!! How have people gotten so fearful? It's both sad and disturbing that the media can affect so many gullible people who believe most of the ridiculous brainwashing and false and/or inaccurate info they have been pumping out.

a-1590604622 May 27, 2020 11:37 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

GOOSEBERRIES I'm sorry to hear what you are experiencing. You are not alone. Please know that, you CAN go outside safely. Just be mindful, wear a mask, stay very far away from any jerk not wearing one in a store [outside you're safer but still maintain distance especially from non-mask wearers] and just wash your hands. If you take these minimal precautions you will be OK. Don't let the anxiety cripple you .

a-1590597774 May 27, 2020 09:42 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Actually they didn’t.... Goleta numbers Went from 11 to 15 in 4 days. You sound like someone who probably should be hiding in their home in paranoid fear... but please at least try to refrain from posting Fake stats to justify your panic

a-1590594533 May 27, 2020 08:48 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Big crowds over Memorial Day weekend, especially at Shoreline beaches. Very disheartening to see so few people wearing a mask, so there may be a spike in positive cases. We can only hope not.

Jfc723 May 27, 2020 12:44 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Hmmm... quiet around here again. Cases raise again and nobody talks. The state went to phase3 in a matter of days from phase2. Well it might start to get alot quieter.

a-1590600713 May 27, 2020 10:31 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Ohhhhhh suddenly you're so worried about those less fortunate or who didn't save for a rainy day? Go on welfare if you have to, sorry but that's life it's tough sometimes especially if you didn't prepare adequately. Right? Isn't that why we don't need welfare b/c everyone should be smart and save up, stand on their own 2 feet economically? Someone's economic problems due to their lack of planning is not justification for letting others die or get sick.

a-1590600712 May 27, 2020 10:31 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Ohhhhhh suddenly you're so worried about those less fortunate or who didn't save for a rainy day? Go on welfare if you have to, sorry but that's life it's tough sometimes especially if you didn't prepare adequately. Right? Isn't that why we don't need welfare b/c everyone should be smart and save up, stand on their own 2 feet economically? Someone's economic problems due to their lack of planning is not justification for letting others die or get sick.

420722 May 27, 2020 09:00 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

It is what matters when that’s what people need in order to survive. Can’t buy food and water without money. Can’t rent or pay mortgage without money.

a-1590585262 May 27, 2020 06:14 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Actually that means the County added a total of
51 cases in the past 5 days... 51... TOTAL.... IN THE WHOLE COUNTY over 5 days!! virtually all of which were in Santa Maria...

a-1590561485 May 26, 2020 11:38 PM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

The virus is coming for us all. But tourism will fan the flames into a roaring wildfire. Watch out Santa Barbara... The City and County is putting us all in danger with how it is reopening. Avoid State St, stay home and wear your masks!

rubyfoo May 27, 2020 07:58 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

Fake news from oops. 38,800 American dies in car crashes in 2019 compared to nearly 100K fro Covid. Like a certain POTUS, anything you want to be true becomes so.

oops May 27, 2020 07:04 AM
County Total Reaches 1,604 COVID-19 Cases

OMG, the sky is falling, the sky is falling. Go get your toilet paper now while you can....and don't drive there because more people die in car accidents than the virus

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