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17th SLO County resident dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 16:13:04-04

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the death of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was in their 90s and suffered from chronic health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County has now had 17 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The Public Health Department also reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 2,278 confirmed cases as of August 11.

Twenty-one people are hospitalized, including six patients who are in the ICU.

Another 360 people are recovering at home and 1,879 people have recovered.

COVID-19 tests are currently available to the public in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.

The testing clinic in Atascadero will be open through August 20.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 616
  • Nipomo - 283
  • San Luis Obispo - 278
  • Atascadero - 254
  • Arroyo Grande - 163
  • California Men's Colony - 110
  • Grover Beach - 107
  • Templeton - 89
  • San Miguel - 81
  • Oceano - 67
  • Pismo Beach - 48
  • Los Osos - 44
  • Morro Bay - 30
  • Cambria - 28
  • Santa Margarita - 23
  • Shandon - 16
  • Cayucos - 13
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of four cases is listed as "under investigation," and another eleven are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.