San Luis Obispo County reports the deaths of four other people who had COVID-19.
Public health officials say the patients were between 70 and 100 years old.
San Luis Obispo County has had 140 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The county also added 127 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing a total of 16,056 confirmed cases as of Jan. 20.
This is the lowest number of daily cases since the beginning of the year. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, SLO County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said that while fewer new cases are starting to occur in the county, they are still very high compared to spring and summer. .
She added that almost a quarter of all county cases have occurred in the past 1
Health officials say 55 people have been hospitalized. Another 2,398 people are recovering at home, and health officials say 13,429 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County reports that 18 of the county’s 38 intensive care beds are currently occupied. Seven of them were taken by patients with COVID-19.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles – 3 163
- San Luis Obispo – 2,855
- California Male Colony (Prisoners) – 2192
- Atascadero – 1410
- Arroyo Grande – 1146
- Nipomo – 1136
- Grover Beach – 685
- Ocean – 552
- Templeton – 472
- San Miguel – 399
- The bears – 353
- Cal Poly (campus residents) – 324
- Morro Bay – 320
- Beach Letter – 254
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 187
- Cumbria – 133
- Shandon – 118
- St. Margaret – 104
- Creston – 66
- Kayukos – 55
- Avila Beach – 26
- San Simeon – 13
The location of 84 additional cases is under investigation, and another nine are listed as ‘others’, which includes communities with less than five cases. The Public Health Department did not identify these places.
Community test sites for COVID-19 are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Moreau Bay, Grover Beach and Nipomo.
Appointment is required in all places. Click here to schedule an appointment.
For more information on the COVID-19 County response, visit readyslo.org.