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34 new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:24:11-04

San Luis Obispo County reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 1,112 confirmed cases as of July 15.

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

Another 374 people are recovering at home and 720 people have recovered.

Recovery information on one patient is listed as "unknown."

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

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

The pop-up testing clinic in Nipomo will be open through Thursday, July 16. It will move to Paso Robles for the week of July 20-23 and to Morro Bay the following week.

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

Health officials say 409 cases, or about 37% of the county's total, are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 324 cases are attributed to community spread; and, 113 cases are the result of travel outside the county. Another 266 cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 269
  • San Luis Obispo - 176
  • Nipomo - 152
  • Atascadero - 112
  • Arroyo Grande - 104
  • Grover Beach - 53
  • Templeton - 40
  • San Miguel - 39
  • Pismo Beach - 36
  • Oceano - 23
  • Los Osos - 22
  • Morro Bay - 14
  • California Men's Colony inmates - 11
  • Cambria - 10
  • Santa Margarita - 8
  • Cayucos - 7
  • Shandon - 6
  • Avila Beach - 6

An additional 18 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Public Health Department is not identifying those locations. The location of five cases is listed as "unknown."

Health officials will hold a live briefing Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the county's coronavirus response. KSBY News will livestream that press conference starting at 3:15 p.m. at ksby.com/live.

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