88 Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County

••• “There are now 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County. 49 of the confirmed cases are recovering at home, 14 people are hospitalized, and 10 of those are in the ICU. 19 of those who have tested positive are considered to be fully recovered.” —KEYT (graph courtesy Santa Barbara County Public Health)

••• “Two additional Sheriff’s Deputies tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total to four.” —Edhat

••• “Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for health care workers to participate in a new initiative to help meet an expected surge in Covid-19 patients. Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical and nursing students, or members of medical disaster response teams in California are all encouraged to join the new California Health CorpsThose needed include medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, as well as certified nursing assistants.” —KEYT

••• “Whole Foods employees across the country are planning a sick-out on Tuesday.” —Grub Street

••• “The stay-at-home order appears to have caused a do-it-yourself spike in home improvement projects.” Or, more accurately, a spike in do-it-yourself home improvements. —KEYT