(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming eleven (11) additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 99 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County. Due to the volume of confirmed cases being reported, PHD will begin reporting cases in aggregate. Below are more details about the 11 cases announced Tuesday, March 31:
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||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||2|
|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||5|
|City of Santa Maria||1|
|Community of Orcutt||1|
|Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe||2|
Although PHD has released the cities and areas where confirmed COVID-19 cases have occurred, it is critical that residents in all areas of the county stay at home and practice social distancing when performing essential tasks outside their home.
Of the 99 cases, 57 are recovering at home, 13 persons are recovering in a hospital,11 of which are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 have fully recovered, and 7 are pending an update.
PHD is prioritizing investigations for cases with exposures in healthcare and other congregate settings to identify persons who may have been exposed. Mandated social distancing measures are in place to slow the spread of the virus.
Community members are reminded to take measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illness:
- Stay home except for essential tasks
- When engaging in essential tasks away from home, remain 6 feet away from others
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- 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
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