One Death and 50 New COVID-19 Cases Announced
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the fifteenth death of a resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual resided in the City of Lompoc and was in their 60’s with underlying health conditions. As of today, there are [50 new cases for a total of] 1,787 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County. 981 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc, 806 are community cases, and 1,594 cases are fully recovered.
“We express our condolences to the family and friends of the individual who passed. As we proceed with opening additional sectors, we ask community members to continue doing their part by practicing physical distancing, washing their hands, and wearing face coverings,” 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.
Please 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.