One Death and 47 New Cases in Two Days
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.