One COVID-19 Death and 27 New Cases
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting an additional death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was over 70 years old with underlying health conditions, and resided in the City of Santa Maria.
Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition. The process can take several days and up to 2 months to finalize if pending Coroner verification. Total COVID-19 related deaths in Santa Barbara County are now 82.
“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to those who have lost loved ones. As was included in the Governor message today, the more we can follow local Health Officer directives, the more lives we save and the faster we will get to a point where we can further reopen sectors in our communities. Please stay at least 6 feet away from others you do not live with, wear face coverings when outside of your home, and avoid gatherings,” said Van Do-Reynoso, Santa Barbara County Public Health Director.
PHD additionally reports 27 new cases bringing the grand total to 7,508. Of those 230 are currently active. There are 59 total hospitalizations throughout the entire county including 21 intensive care unit cases. More numbers can be found here: https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/
Cottage Health-Specific Numbers
COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – August 19, 2020
Cottage Health is caring for a total of 278 patients across all campuses.
224 are acute care patients; 164 acute care beds remain available.
Of the 224 acute care patients, 12 patients are on ventilators.
78 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).
Of the 224 acute care patients, 25 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms;
21 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.
Of the 25 patients in isolation, 9 patients are in critical care.
From August 3–9:
2,803 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
Results: 137 positive, 2,666 negative
From August 10–16:
2,453 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
Results: 113 positive, 2,340 negative, 255 pending