SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONAL DEATHS OF PATIENTS WITH COVID-19

311 Additional Confirmed Cases Also Reported

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the tenth and eleventh deaths among individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. One individual resided in the City of Lompoc and was in their 60’s with underlying health conditions. The other individual was a person incarcerated at the Lompoc Federal prison and was in their 70’s with underlying health conditions. As of today, there are 1,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barba County, 582 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc and 450 are community cases and 463 have fully recovered. Today’s total number of confirmed cases include an update as a previously reported case was determined not to be a case.

“We are saddened by the loss of these individuals and extend our deepest condolences to their friends and families. As we continue to battle the spread of COVID-19, we ask community members to continue doing their part by wearing facial coverings while in public and continuing to practice social distancing,” said Van Do-Reynoso, PhD, Director of Public Health.

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 311 new confirmed cases can be found below.

Ages of new confirmed cases reported*:

0-170
18-291
30-490
50-690
70+0

*Age data for confirmed cases of persons who are incarcerated is only provided in aggregate totals on the PHD 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 Canyon0
City of Goleta0
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   0
City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village310*
City of Santa Maria  1
Community of Orcutt0
Unincorporated Areas of SisquocCasmaliaGareyCuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe0

*310 cases are individuals incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Lompoc.

Two hundred twenty-five people are recovering out-of-hospital, 39 are recovering in a hospital, 12 of whom are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 294 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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