Eighty-nine Confirmed Cases Reported Today

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the thirty-second death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 whose permanent residence was out of county.  The individual was in their fifties. This is an ongoing investigation and further details will be provided when available. As of today, there are 4,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, 1000 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc, 3,412 are community cases, 334 are active community cases and 4,046 have fully recovered.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends grieving the loss of their loved one.” said Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer.

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:

  • Stay home when possible.
  • Remain six feet away from others and wear a facial covering when engaging in tasks away from home.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go to work or other places.

All local employers and business owners are urged to adhere closely to sector health and safety guidelines. Ensuring a safe environment for both employees and customers is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and assuring that businesses remain safely open during this time. 

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-688-5551. 

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