Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports 84 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday through Monday.

The total case count is now 8,930 with 29 of these reported on Monday. There are currently 151 cases that are active/infectious.

There are currently 23 hospitalizations including 4 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

More data can be found here: https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/

Cottage Health-Specific Data

Below is a status update as of September 21, 2020. 

  • Cottage Health is caring for a total of 224 patients across all campuses.

  • 176 are acute care patients; 212 acute care beds remain available.  

  • Of the 176 acute care patients, 8 patients are on ventilators.
    82 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).

  • Of the 176 acute care patients, 8 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms;
    6 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.

  • Of the 8 patients in isolation, none are in critical care.

  • From Sept 7-13:  
    1,871 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
    Results: 58 positive, 1,813 negative

  • From Sept 14-20:  
    2,392 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
    Results: 39 positive, 2,207 negative, 146 pending


[Editor's Note: The new case numbers have been updated to reflect the correct amount]

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ChemicalSuperFreak Sep 21, 2020 05:49 PM
Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

420722: Downward trend for the City of Santa Barbara, but not Goleta or IV. Here are the average cases/day for the two weeks prior to Labor Day weekend (8/22 - 9/4) and the two weeks after (9/8 - 9/21). Santa Barbara (7.7 --> 4.6), Goleta (1.2 --> 1.5), and Isla Vista (1.8 --> 3.3).

ChemicalSuperFreak Sep 22, 2020 05:34 PM
Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

420722: It's interesting on how you criticize county officials for the shutdown and all the subsequent restrictive health orders, but suddenly embrace and agree with them when they throw out some optimistic numbers. I hate COVID and the shutdown and have always been firm in my criticism of any information coming out of the SBPHD. You're too fickle.

dukemunson Sep 21, 2020 04:52 PM
Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

374 new cases... but only 151 active???!! This is like doing homeschool math with my 6th grader...it's a circus! And how are the 4 Total in the ICU...which would be lowest since they started reporting...not critical? Did someone hit the "send" button at Public Health without well...proofreading or thinking?

dukemunson Sep 21, 2020 05:09 PM
Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

Yes...84 total! So the opposite of a spike and the lowest number of ICU's (with none critical)...can I bridge this EDHAT post into an OPEN SCHOOLS NOW or is that too predictable of me and/or best posted somewhere else...?

a-1600791184 Sep 22, 2020 09:13 AM
Public Health Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases Through the Weekend

Online search will explain the terms - mainly differences in staffing, degree of isolation and readiness of available equipment necessary for patient's condition. An of course, the costs needed to provide reach care level relative to the degree of the patient needs. Then you can compare these in-house "acute" care levels to out-patient care. ICU is what its name implies - intensive are - where post surgical patients spend their initial recovery time until they can be transferred to a lesser care level and where those in the most extreme conditions may subsist for much longer periods of time. The various designations are the way a hospital manages patient flow and personnel and necessary equipment demands.

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