Monday Update: 526 COVID Cases
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 526.
Of the total, 404 have fully recovered, 65 are quarantined at home, 39 are hospitalized with 13 in the intensive care unit (ICU), and there have been 8 deaths. More information about the locations and ages of the cases can be found here.
During Monday's press conference, County Supervisor Gregg Hart confirmed the county is on track to comply with Governor Newsom's reopening of low-risk businesses on Friday. The Business Recovery and Reopening Task Force will meet this week to make sure local businesses are prepared to follow the restrictions under this new timetable announced today.
Tomorrow, the first community testing site will open in Santa Maria with locations in Lompoc and Santa Barbara to open later this week. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to contact their health provider or make an appointment. More information can be found here.
Cottage Health Numbers
Below is a status update as of May 4, 2020.
· Cottage Health is caring for a total of 213 patients across all campuses.
· 159 are acute care patients; 214 acute care beds remain available.
· In surge planning, capacity is identified for adding 270 acute care beds.
· Of the 159 patients, 16 patients are on ventilators; 59 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators)
· Of the 159 patients, 18 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 7 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.
· Of 18 patients in isolation, 7 patients are in critical care.
· Cottage has collected 4,162 cumulative test samples: 223 resulted in positive, 3,885 resulted in negative, and 54 are pending. In most of these tests, patients did not require hospital admission.
SLO and Ventura Counties
As of Monday, San Luis Obispo County reports 202 confirmed cases. Of those 156 have recovered, 40 are quarantined at home, 5 are hospitalized with 3 in the ICU, and there has been 1 death.
Ventura County reports a total of 577 cases. Of those, 402 have recovered, 156 are quarantined at home, 23 are hospitalized with 10 in the ICU, and there have been 19 deaths.