Sunday Update: 471 COVID-19 Cases

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Sunday Update: 471 COVID-19 Cases
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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. The total number of confirmed cases is 471. Today’s total number of confirmed cases include an update as a single case reported from yesterday was determined not to be a case.

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 except for essential tasks. Ensure you have a two-week supply of medication on hand.
  • When engaging in essential tasks away from home, remain 6 feet away from others and wear a facial covering.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep surfaces clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant,

Information for the 3 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported:

0-17 0
18-29 1
30-49 1
50-69 1
70+ 0
Pending 0

Locations of new cases reported:

South County Unincorporated Area includes communities of Montecito, Summerland and the City of Carpinteria 0
City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon 0
City of Goleta 0
Community of Isla Vista 0
Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota 0
Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Ballard 0
City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village 0
City of Santa Maria 2
Community of Orcutt 1
Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe 0
Pending 0

One hundred (100) people are recovering at home, Thirty-seven (37) are recovering in a hospital, thirteen (13) of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), three hundred twenty (320) have fully recovered, and seven (7) are pending an update. Seven (7) deaths have been reported.

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, residents may call the 2-1-1 Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 if calling from within the county; or (800) 400-1572 if calling from outside the area.

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JB86 Apr 30, 2020 12:05 AM
Sunday Update: 471 COVID-19 Cases

I appreciate government agencies putting out regular updates on this pandemic, but think it might be useful to specify the 'underlying conditions' that victims had. Almost everyone over 65 has some condition included in the generic list they use, but what were the real conditions for individuals stricken? Publishing this data would not compromise medical privacy rights, but might help individuals better assess their personal risk profile.

Xantus Apr 27, 2020 09:33 AM
Sunday Update: 471 COVID-19 Cases

i think it's kinda funny that, for how loathed the SB News Press has been.... they are the one local publication that is actually putting out quality articles during this crazy event. -- https://newspress.com/city-county-officials-satisfied-with-weekend-beach-behavior-county-health-announces-only-three-new-covid-19-cases/

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