Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County today, bringing the total to 218 confirmed cases. This total includes thirty-seven health care workers.

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). Public Health 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 26 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported:











Locations of new cases reported:

  • South County Unincorporated Area includes communities of Montecito, Summerland and the City of Carpinteria





City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon              


City of Goleta                                                                                                               



Community of Isla Vista



Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota



Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Ballard  



City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village




City of Santa Maria  




Community of Orcutt



  • Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe


For additional data on total confirmed cases please refer to https://publichealthsbc.org/.

Of the 218 cases to date, 83 are female, 134 are male, and 1 is unknown. One hundred-twenty people are recovering at home, 42 are recovering in a hospital,19 of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 have fully recovered, and three are pending an update. Two 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 county’s call center at (833) 688-5551.

Source: Cottage Health

Cottage Health Numbers

Below is a status update as of April 7, 2020. 
·         Cottage is caring for 127 patients; 246 beds remain available.  

·         In surge planning, capacity is identified for adding 270 acute care beds.

·         Of the 127 patients, 12 patients are on ventilators; 48 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators)

·         Of the 127 patients, 14 patients are in isolation for COVID-19 symptoms; 13 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.

·         Of the 14 patients in isolation, 8 patients are in critical care.

·         Cottage has collected 1,344 cumulative test samples: 101 resulted in positive, 1,157 resulted in negative, and 86 are pending

(click on the attached PDF for more data)

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Shasta Guy Apr 07, 2020 06:44 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

The surge seems to be happening in Santa Maria & Lompoc. Those two cities alone account for 114 cases from the dashboard. They need to take stay at home and social distancing seriously or else they will be ravaged by the virus.

GrammaSB Apr 07, 2020 07:08 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Correct Shasta guy also keep in mind those people trek into our area and can come in contact with a SB resident which will then pay the potential for virus forward.

TBR Apr 08, 2020 09:00 AM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

From what I understand the Lompoc case numbers in the Penitentiary, which accounting for 30+ cases.


a-1586312666 Apr 07, 2020 07:24 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

I wonder if they have more tests over there than they do in Santa Barbara... We also did are stay-at-home orders really quickly, there wasn't a lot of time spent waiting to see how many cases we got before they said work from home, closed schools and people started laying employees off. I really hope that the quick action prevents us from seeing a lot of damage from this. The economical damage will be there but we're used to that unfortunately. So far we're not even close to the number of Overdose or dui deaths in a month so hopefully we don't see any drastic changes.

Get over it Apr 07, 2020 08:11 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Who exactly "is used to" the economical damage? Most of the regular working-class people that I know are feeling the economical damage like never before. Not everyone is comfortably retired or can work from home with the same pay.

Just FYI every time someone gets tested it potentially affects the caregiver. Plus they waste their protective equipment for every test. If you're sick isolate and if you need medical attention, there is an abundance of amazing caregivers here to help. No need to test for statistics at this point.

GrammaSB Apr 07, 2020 08:19 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

To who ever down voted my Shasta guy comment; Have a nice day and last I checked we can all express opinions and be supportive. It is very noticeable that the Corona Virus is straining on people we should be thankful our #'s are relatively low compared to other communities and that CHS is as prepared as they can be. Let's pray and hope we don't get a massive surge. It is concerning to have ER DOCS posting a letter to our community to make us aware that they have families too and are there to serve but request we all stay home for the time being to flatten the curve. Good night

a-1586363998 Apr 08, 2020 09:39 AM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

OOPS - why would we go risk exposure? Do you think this is all a hoax or something? What we're doing is working - look at the numbers! But, if we quit now, we lose our edge and put ourselves at risk. It's not worth it.

sbmh2015 Apr 08, 2020 12:51 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Absolutely not. You are very ignorant of the actual conditions of this disease if you believe that. The entire world is having to change the conditions in which we live but, yeah, go ahead...open up. Have you seen the overwhelmed hospital systems ? That is the issue

oops Apr 08, 2020 08:41 AM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Per the CDC deaths in 2017, not to mention the over 600,000 abortions ...no shutdown of the US economy, no sheltering in place. This is the 2nd greatest hoax played on the American people.
•Heart disease: 647,457
•Cancer: 599,108
•Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
•Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
•Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
•Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
•Diabetes: 83,564
•Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,672
•Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 50,633
•Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

sbmh2015 Apr 08, 2020 12:49 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

How many of these conditions overwhelm hospital systems around the world ? ZERO. How many call for social distancing ? ZERO. How many leave entire hospitals only with patients of that disease ? ZERO. Your comment is absolutely wrong.

a-1586376745 Apr 08, 2020 01:12 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

OOPS - are you not practicing social distancing? If not, please do. If you don't care about getting the virus, fine, but my elderly parents do. Don't be ignorant AND selfish. Or, if you're so adamant and proud about it, let us know where you'll be out violating it so we can help you with a phone call......

Bird Apr 08, 2020 11:20 AM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Totally correct. "218 confirmed cases" may be the tip of the iceberg or maybe not, but, whatever, it says nothing about the state of health in the county. There are approximately 450,000 people in the county; how many tests have been made of those not showing symptoms or just showing "mild" symptoms? Similarly for the cities of Santa Barbara, approx. 92,000, and Santa Maria, approx. 107,000? It's in the cities where housing is more dense and people are closer together that there are more cases, yet even in the cities there are few tests being done. Wearing a mask in conjunction with physical distancing IS helpful in preventing the spread of the disease. The County could even require that all who go outside on public streets and in grocery stores and on public transits wear masks. IF the County really cared it/they would distribute free masks to the County residents --- the County can probably buy them or hire people, unemployed people, to make masks and distribute them to all who need. They do not do so; why is that?

a-1586374909 Apr 08, 2020 12:41 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

The City is encouraging construction companies to get back to work with online applications and review boards (read: less public oversight). This is just what we need right now: Accelerated development and High Density housing.

SantaBarbaraObserver Apr 08, 2020 01:32 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

12:41 PM: I wouldnt worry about "Accelerated development and High Density housing". The markets are dead for a couple of years. There will be a tiny fraction of real estate transactions occurring in the coming months and possibly years, compared to the last decade. Development not already underway, will be put on hold. Most projects indefinitely. The US economy is going to take some time to get back up and running (12-24months) and the city of SB will take longer and be hit harder due to its reliance on tourism and service businesses. Not too mention its enormous public employment commitments, liabities and debt service.

a-1586497724 Apr 09, 2020 10:48 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

SANTABARBARAOBSERVER, please take a look at ABR projects coming up. Development is not exactly on hold. They are allowing online submittals and teleconferenced ABR meetings.

SantaBarbaraObserver Apr 10, 2020 10:22 AM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

If they're far along in process, many will want to continue through to approval, but the builds wont happen. Its always better to have the approval on the project. Its painfully obvious that housing and development are going to be ice cold for a while... Not sure how long, the next few months will be telling. While some sales transactions that were near close may in fact close, you'd have to be in a real bind or a fool to buy or invest in real estate right now. We are sliding south and the bottom is a ways off... Sad, but true. Be mindful of the Pollyanna's and the Chicken Little's, we have a sizable number of both types in SB.

Shasta Guy Apr 08, 2020 02:13 PM
Tuesday Coronavirus Count: 218 Total Cases

Which general said “we go to war with the army that we have, not the one we want”? Those are the test numbers we have. Triple them if that makes you think that is closer to reality. What’s interesting is the high numbers of negative results. The County site has 1,285 negative vs 218 positive. Cottage reports 1,157 negative vs 101 positive. Nominally 90% of those getting tested end up with a negative result (which is a positive thing). The only statistics I care about are when are all the ventilators occupied, and when are there so many patients at Cottage that all the hallways are lined up with people on gurneys?

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