Twelfth COVID-19 Death in Santa Barbara County

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Source: Public Health Department

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the twelfth death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual resided in the City of Santa Maria and was in their 70’s with underlying health conditions. As of today, there are 1,551 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, 971 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc and 580 are community cases and 463 have fully recovered. Today’s total number of confirmed cases includes an update as a case reported previously was determined not to be a case.

“The loss of a loved one is devastating. We send our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of this community member. As we open businesses this long holiday weekend we must remember that this virus is still prevalent and active in our community. Please stay vigilant and continue to wear facial coverings while in public and practice social distancing,” said Van Do-Reynoso, PhD, Director for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

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.

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the Santa Barba 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. and on the weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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a-1590428419 May 25, 2020 10:40 AM
Twelfth COVID-19 Death in Santa Barbara County

No one has ever accused me of being smart, but m-o-s-t people would think that they had the flu: ///////Researchers in China found that the most common symptoms among people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 include:///////

Fever: 99%/////////
A dry cough: 59%////////
Loss of appetite: 40%/////////
Body aches: 35%////////////
Shortness of breath: 31%///////////
Mucus or phlegm: 27%////////
Other symptoms may include://////

Sore throat////////
Chills, sometimes with shaking///////////
Loss of smell or taste////
Stuffy nose/////////
Nausea or vomiting

macpuzl May 23, 2020 02:51 AM
Twelfth COVID-19 Death in Santa Barbara County

The COVIDIOTS just can't stop with the flu comments. There is no comparison whatsoever. It just shows how easily weak minds are manipulated by the whacko cons.

Gtownie May 22, 2020 11:15 PM
Twelfth COVID-19 Death in Santa Barbara County

Time for Goleta employees and the Mayor to get back to work. Social distancing works for the flu! Don't be asking us for that sales tax Increase anytime soon when we all remember you ran home to provide “essential” services....pitiful!

a-1590207354 May 22, 2020 09:15 PM
Twelfth COVID-19 Death in Santa Barbara County

Just going to keep posting this..... from when the US population was about half of what it is now.... do your own research.

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