NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming twenty (20) additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 88 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County. Below are more details about the twenty (20) cases announced Monday, March 30:

  • Case #69­—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #70—in their 50s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #71—in their 40s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #72—in their 50s and resides in Orcutt
  • Case #73—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #74—in their 40s and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #75—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #76—in their 40s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #77—between the ages of 10-19 and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #78—in their 50s and resides in the Lompoc Area, including the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
  • Case #79—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #80—in their 60s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #81—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #82—over 70 years old and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #83—in their 50s and resides in Santa Maria
  • Case #84—in their 20s and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #85—in their 50s and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #86—in their 60s and resides in North County unincorporated areas including Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and Guadalupe
  • Case #87—in their 50s and resides in Santa Barbara
  • Case #88—in their 20s and resides in Santa Maria

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 88 cases, 49 are recovering at home, fourteen (14) persons are recovering in a hospital, ten (10) of which are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nineteen (19) have fully recovered, and six (6) are pending an update.

PHD is prioritizing thorough 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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