May 12, 2020: NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. Three of the new cases are at the Federal Prison Complex in Lompoc, CA. One case reported previously was determined not to be a case. The total number of confirmed cases is 1371 of which 495 have fully recovered.

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.
  • Keep surfaces clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant

Information for the 10 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported*:

0-170
18-293
30-491
50-693
70+0

*Ages of new cases from the Federal Prison Complex are included in aggregate form on our website.

Locations of new cases reported:

South County Unincorporated Area includes communities of MontecitoSummerland and the City of Carpinteria0
City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon1
City of Goleta1
Community of Isla Vista0
Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota0
Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa YnezLos AlamosLos Olivos and Ballard   1
City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village1
Federal Prison Complex in Lompoc3
City of Santa Maria  3
Community of Orcutt0
Unincorporated Areas of SisquocCasmaliaGareyCuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe0

Five hundred eighty-three people are recovering out of the hospital, 39 are recovering in a hospital, 10 of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 243 are pending an update. Eleven 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 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Call Center at (833) 688-5551.

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