One Death and 50 New COVID-19 Cases Announced

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Source: PHD

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.

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PitMix Jun 08, 2020 12:28 PM
One Death and 50 New COVID-19 Cases Announced

The data put out by Ventura County shows the number of positive tests, the total number of people ever hospitalized, and the total number of people ever in an ICU. 15 % of the people that test positive are hospitalized, and 1/3 of them have to be put in an ICU. 1/2 of them never make it out. Ages 25-44 and 45-64 have the largest numbers of positive tests at about 33% each. The highest death rates in the County are in the poorest Cities of Piru, Santa Paula, and Fillmore.

forrealnews Jun 08, 2020 01:00 PM
One Death and 50 New COVID-19 Cases Announced

Does anyone happen to know why the reporting about Covid on EdHat and some of the other local outlets has changed quite a bit in the recent two or so weeks? Prior to, there was a report every single day with the full number of new cases, how many of those were in each area (SB, Santa Maria, etc), # of deads and where. Then, there have been multiple periods with no daily report and when they started again they are in different format...more general I mean, like "25 more cases with most in Santa Maria," but missing the broken out info. It would be nice to have the original detailed format each day. Just wondering what caused the change and why. Also, when you search covid 19 Santa Barbara on google and get the summary section, which I usually look at each day, it has been showing 11 deaths ever since the day after we had 11 deaths (used to be updated every day) but was never updated since then. Since that info seems to be a summary from some source (not sure which), I'm wondering what has been going on locally where the increases are no longer reaching this source. https://www.google.com/search?q=covid+19+santa+barbara+cases&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS693US693&oq=co&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i60l3j69i65l2j69i60.838j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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