(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — 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;||1|
|City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon||1|
|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||18|
|City of Santa Maria||6|
|Community of Orcutt||0|
|Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe||0|
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.
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