May 7, 2020: NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. 100 of the new cases are at the Federal Prison Complex in Lompoc, CA. The total number of confirmed cases is 722 of which 360 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 109 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported*:

0-171
18-291
30-492
50-694
70+1

*Cases from the Federal Prison Complex are not included.

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 Canyon0
City of Goleta0
Community of Isla Vista0
Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota2
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 Village102*
City of Santa Maria  4
Community of Orcutt0
Unincorporated Areas of SisquocCasmaliaGareyCuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe0

* 100 new COVID-19 cases are from the Federal Prison Complex.

Fifty-one people are recovering at home, 24 are recovering in a hospital, twelve (12) of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and six (6) are pending an update. Nine (9) deaths have been reported. Please note cases from the Federal Prison Complex are not included in these totals.

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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