Three COVID-19 Deaths and 326 New Cases
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting three additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. All three individuals were over 70 years of age with underlying health conditions and one individual was associated with a congregate living facility. Two individuals resided in Santa Maria, and one individual resided in the South County Unincorporated Area.
Deaths are reported when a death certificate is processed listing COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition. The process can take several days and up to 2 months to finalize if pending Coroner verification.
“We are saddened by the loss of these community members and extend our condolences to their friends and loved ones. While we continue to combat COVID-19, we urge residents to please stay at least 6 feet away from others you do not live with, wear face coverings when outside of your home, and avoid gatherings,” said Van Do-Reynoso, Santa Barbara County Public Health Director.
Santa Barbara County reports 139 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and regrettably 187 new cases and 3 additional deaths today, 8/10/20. The confirmed case count is 6996. To prevent duplication, 34 previous cases have been removed.
In addition, the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s report has determined that the COVID-19 related death in May, as reported by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Lompoc and media, was in fact not COVID-19 related. The Public Health Department had been awaiting the Coroner’s report and therefore had not yet counted this death as a COVID-19 related death. The overall count of COVID-19 deaths related to the Lompoc Prison as reported by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and media outlets should be decreased by one.
There are currently 306 active cases with 84 hospitalizations including 31 in the intensive care unit (ICU). There have been 72 deaths.
For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-688-5551 or visit publichealthsbc.org.
Cottage Health-Specific Numbers
COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – August 10, 2020
Cottage Health is caring for a total of 283 patients across all campuses.
226 are acute care patients; 162 acute care beds remain available.
Of the 226 acute care patients, 17 patients are on ventilators.
73 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).
Of the 226 acute care patients, 33 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms;
30 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.
Of the 33 patients in isolation, 11 patients are in critical care.
From July 27 – August 2:
3,259 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
Results: 137 positive, 3,122 negative
From August 3–9:
2,678 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health.
Results: 120 positive, 2,381 negative, 177 pending