(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional twenty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County today, bringing the total to 139 confirmed cases.
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). To protect everyone, especially vulnerable members of our community, Public Health recommends that:
- Stay home as much as possible. Arrange for someone to deliver groceries and other items you need. Ensure you have at least a two-week supply of medication on hand.
- Wash your hands regularly, especially before eating or before touching your face.
- If you need to leave the house, minimize contact with other people and with common surfaces. Stay at least six feet away from others.
- If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, promptly contact your medical provider.
“If you are healthy and not at higher risk, please connect with friends and loved ones who would be considered more vulnerable, and offer support,” said Van Do-Reynoso, Public Health Director.
Information for the 28 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|
|City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon|
|City of Goleta|
|Community of Isla Vista|
Unincorporated Area of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota
Santa Ynez Valley including the Cities of Solvang & Buellton, and the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Ballard
City of Lompoc and the communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village
City of Santa Maria
Community of Orcutt
Unincorporated Areas of Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama, and the City of Guadalupe
For additional data on total confirmed cases please refer to https://publichealthsbc.org/.
Of the 139 cases, 81 are recovering at home, 23 persons are recovering in a hospital, of those recovering in the hospital there are 16 in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 have fully recovered, and 10 are pending an update. One death was reported yesterday.
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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