Santa Barbara County added 214 new COVID-19 instances on Monday, bringing the variety of individuals contaminated the illness to 16,476 since public well being officers reported the first confirmed case in March.
The variety of COVID-19-related fatalities within the county remained at 153, in response to the Public Well being Division‘s COVID-19 information dashboard.
There have been 121 confirmed COVID-19 sufferers being handled in native hospitals, a rise in comparison with 117 yesterday.
Of these sufferers, 29 have been in intensive-care models, a leap from 25 yesterday.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in California have elevated 38% in the course of the previous two weeks, and statewide ICU admissions jumped 37% throughout the latest 14-day interval, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday at a press convention.
The most recent state figures present there have been practically 20,000 sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 in California, with greater than 4,225 residents in ICUs, Newsom stated.
“Area area, you might be seeing a very totally different story,” he stated.
Nearly all of California is experiencing a plateauing of recent hospital admissions, Newsom stated.
Nevertheless, the Southern California space continues to expertise greater COVID-19 case charges, Newsom stated.
Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties stay the “most impacted giant counties” in California, he stated.
The ICU availability within the multi-county Southern California area of the state, of which Santa Barbara is a component, remained at 0% for the twelfth consecutive day.
Santa Barbara County’s ICU mattress availability dropped to six.7% on Monday, down from 13.9% yesterday.
On the similar time final week, the county’s ICU mattress availability was 38.1%.
As of Monday, barely greater than 40% of the county’s complete 71 ICU beds have been being occupied COVID-19 sufferers.
The decrease variety of ICU beds displays staffing points, in response to county public well being officers.
Cottage Well being, which operates hospitals in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez, has up to date reporting of ICU capability to replicate present beds accessible with staffing and sources wanted for affected person care, spokeswoman Maria Zate instructed Noozhawk on Monday.
The capability fluctuates based mostly on the variety of sufferers and accessible critical-care nursing employees, in response to Zate.
“Staffing throughout this ongoing surge of COVID instances continues to be a problem for hospitals all through our area and our state, and we’re seeing those self same challenges domestically,” Zate stated in an electronic mail.
Cottage Well being is caring for greater than 255 sufferers throughout all campuses on Monday, in response to Zate.
Of its 206 acute-care sufferers, Zate stated, 65 are in isolation with COVID-19 signs and 60 are constructive confirmed instances.
Of the 65 sufferers in isolation at Cottage Well being, 15 are in crucial care, Zate stated Monday.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital grownup crucial care accessible capability is 26.7%, Zate stated.
As well as, Cottage Well being is briefly lowering non-emergent inpatient admissions that require hospital beds and staffing whereas hospital officers prioritize surging pressing and emergent wants, Zate stated.
Regional Keep-at-home Order
The stay-at-home order is triggered when the remaining ICU capability drops beneath 15% in a given area.
The preliminary stay-at-home order was set for not less than three weeks so areas might get well ICU capability, Newsom stated.
In accordance with state steering, areas in California are eligible to exit the stay-at-home order after “three weeks if their hospital ICU capability projected 4 weeks out reaches 15%” or larger.
California officers on Tuesday are anticipated to announce hospital ICU mattress capability projections for the subsequent 4 weeks. California Well being and Human Providers Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and his staff will make the official dedication on Tuesday, Newsom stated.
Newsom stated the stay-at-home order for the Southern California area, which incorporates Santa Barbara County, will probably be prolonged due to the newest surge in some counties.
“It’s clear and comprehensible that it’s probably these stay-at-home orders can be prolonged,” Newsom stated.
The pandemic-related restrictions immediate journey and enterprise guidelines, in addition to prohibit gatherings with individuals exterior your personal family, amongst different limits.
Santa Barbara County was thought-about within the most-restrictive purple tier of the state’s color-coded reopening system earlier than the regional stay-at-home-order went into impact on Dec. 6, with modifications on a number of indoor companies.
New COVID-19 Circumstances
On Monday, the novel coronavirus unfold throughout each geographic space of the county.
Of the brand new instances reported, 66 are in Santa Maria and 62 in Santa Barbara.
Fourteen every have been tallied in Goleta and Lompoc, whereas the unincorporated space of the Goleta Valley and Gaviota had 12, and Orcutt had 13.
There have been seven within the Santa Ynez Valley and 4 within the Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria space.
The unincorporated areas of North County and Isla Vista every had two.
Eighteen instances have been pending geographic location.
Greater than 840 healthcare staff have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County as of Monday, in response to public well being officers.
The county’s seven-day rolling neighborhood positivity fee sat at 10.3%.
The county has logged 1,549 new COVID-19 instances during the last seven days, averaging simply over 221 extra instances per day.
The county reported an extra 610 COVID-19 instances, plus two new deaths throughout the three-day winter vacation weekend.
Each people who died have been over 70 years outdated and “had underlying medical circumstances,” in response to the Public Well being Division.
The each day standing report launched on Dec. 26 supplied obscure residency places for the 2 who died of COVID-19. Some geographic areas within the county are grouped collectively within the COVID-19 each day standing report.
“Areas of residence embody the town of Santa Barbara and unincorporated areas of Mission Canyon, and the town of Lompoc and communities of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village,” public well being stated. “One of many deaths was related to an outbreak at a congregate dwelling facility.”