One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara Public Health Department reports the county's sixteenth death and forty-seven new COVID-19 cases from the past two days.

The person who passed was a City of Barbara resident, over 70 years of age with underlying health conditions.

On Tuesday there were 30 new cases reported with 17 additional cases reported on Wednesday. There are now 1,864 confirmed cases, 984 of them are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc and 880 are community cases.

Overall, 1,635 cases have fully recovered, 47 hospitalizations with 12 in the intensive care unit (ICU), 28 pending information, and 16 deaths.

“We are saddened by the loss of another Santa Barbara County resident. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the individual’s family and friends. As more and more of our everyday lives resume it is very important for us all to be considerate of each other and maintain at least 6 feet of space between us, wear face coverings to protect those around us, and be diligent about washing our hands often and avoid touching our faces” said Van Do-Reynoso, Santa Barbara County Public Health Director.

Although most cases of COVID-19 exhibit mild or moderate symptoms, PHD recommends additional measures to prevent exposure among vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, immunodeficiency, asthma, COPD and others). PHD recommends that residents, especially those who are vulnerable:

  • Stay home when possible
  • When engaging in tasks away from home, remain six feet away from others and wear a face covering.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Visit Santa Barbara County’s coronavirus web page for other preparedness resources and updates at https://publichealthsbc.org/.

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-688-5551.  The Call Center is open weekdays (except for holidays) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Zenyatta19 Jun 10, 2020 11:48 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

The number of positive cases is irrelevant. It’s the number of hospitalizations and deaths that matter and those numbers have not gone up. There have been on average 9-14 patients in the ICU daily and 16 Total deaths. South Santa Barbara County has barely been affected by this virus. It’s time to get back to life. If you’re afraid stay home

forrealnews Jun 10, 2020 09:43 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Why are they no longer provide the breakdown each day of the number in each location in the county? They are going to keep going up with the opening and the number of people still refusing to wear masks.

sblocal1967 Jun 10, 2020 09:55 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

I do not care if there are 1,000's of new cases - if none require hospitalization / ICU, then there is no issue. The only number that is important is new hospitalizations / ICU and current hospitalizations / ICU. If this number is manageable, then we are fine. Any deaths are tragic - high risk people need to take proper precaution.

macpuzl Jun 10, 2020 10:37 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Anybody is high risk. Type A blood, for example. Even baldness has been associated to higher risk of complications.

SBLIFE Jun 10, 2020 11:57 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

MACPUZL misleading statistics, since baldness is very highly correlated with age. But, I agree with your sentiment.

Minibeast Jun 10, 2020 11:24 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

According to NYTimes: "So the thinking has changed: Instead of ordering people inside, governments have decided to reopen and accept a greater amount of illness and death."

Shasta Guy Jun 11, 2020 06:50 AM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

After reporting the daily case count for months, now they start reporting two day totals which makes it seem more alarming. It’s like they want to keep people in a state of fear. That’s unprofessional in my opinion. Caution is in order, fear is not. The more risk you have to this illness, the more caution you need. Just don’t freak out if you see someone outside without a mask or talking to a friend.

Kruppe Jun 11, 2020 07:19 AM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

One case at UCSB, an employee at the student mess hall.

Here is the breakdown for 6/10/2020 from the PHD website:
SB +1
Goleta +1
Santa Maria +12
Orcutt +1
Lompoc city +1
Unincorporated Areas +1

PitMix Jun 11, 2020 09:27 AM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Check out the data from Ventura County that reports the number of hospitalizations, and ICU usage, as well as deaths. Their data has consistently said that 15% of the infected will be hospitalized, 5% will need ICU rooms, and 2.5% will die. That translates to potentially 8.5 million dead US citizens. But it is just like the flu, right?

Sam The Dog Jun 11, 2020 01:28 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Pitmix, those stats to not reflect what the CDC has been stating since May 20th. I've previously posted the link, why do you keep ignoring the CDC's stats?

m-cubed Jun 11, 2020 12:16 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

"The number of positive cases is irrelevant. It’s the number of hospitalizations and deaths that matter and those numbers have not gone up."
"I do not care if there are 1,000's of new cases - if none require hospitalization / ICU, then there is no issue."

Are you people seriously serious ???

bosco Jun 11, 2020 12:40 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Exactly. The number of infected will rise with the increased testing. I have stopped caring about that number. As long as the hospitalizations remain below 50% capacity, we're doing ok.

PitMix Jun 11, 2020 01:21 PM
One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days

Arizona reported to be at 83% of hospital capacity. Can't wait until they start holding political rallies there.

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