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33 new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 19:07:38-04

San Luis Obispo County reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 675 confirmed cases as of July 2.

Twelve people are hospitalized, including six patients who are in the ICU.

Another 178 people are recovering at home and 483 people have recovered.

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

Health officials say 23,473 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the county to date.

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

A pop-up testing clinic will also be located in Atascadero from Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9.

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

Health officials say 275, or nearly 41%, of the county's total cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 225 cases are attributed to community spread; and, 76 cases are the result of travel outside the county. Ninety-nine cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 173
  • San Luis Obispo - 104
  • Nipomo - 98
  • Atascadero - 75
  • Arroyo Grande - 48
  • Templeton - 24
  • Grover Beach - 24
  • San Miguel - 20
  • Pismo Beach - 19
  • Los Osos - 15
  • Oceano - 13
  • California Men's Colony inmates - 11
  • Morro Bay - 10
  • Cambria - 7
  • Shandon - 6
  • Cayucos - 5

An additional 19 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Public Health Department is not identifying those locations. The location of four cases is listed as "unknown."

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