3 deaths, slight rise in COVID-19 cases in SLO County

Posted at 2:05 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 22:20:57-05

Active COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County saw a slight rise since Tuesday, public health officials reported Friday.

The county added 734 confirmed positive cases in the past three days, bringing the total active cases in the county to 1,177. That's 81 cases higher than Tuesday's reported 1,096 active cases.

It remains a significant drop from last month's peak, which reached 4,239 active cases on January 28.

Three additional county residents have died due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 432.

24 people are hospitalized because of the virus, including four in the ICU.

The county-wide indoor masking requirement ended for the vaccinated on Wednesday, Feb. 16, but it is likely too soon to see the impact of reduced masking.

San Luis Obispo County updates its COVID-19 data twice per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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