77 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in SLO County

Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:40:14-04

San Luis Obispo County health officials are reporting Monday that there are now 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

According to county health officials, 27 of the 77 cases have fully recovered, 43 are recovering at home, and seven are hospitalized, one of whom is being treated in the ICU. There are no COVID-19-related deaths in San Luis Obispo County.

Data from the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services website show 20 cases are in Paso Robles, 11 are in Arroyo Grande, 11 are in Atascadero, seven are in the city of San Luis Obispo, six are in Morro Bay, five are in Templeton, five are in Nipomo and six are from other cities or towns with less than five positive COVID-19 cases.

Officials say there are 36 cases in north county, 16 in south county, 11 are on the coast and eight are in central county.

Data from the website also show 33 cases, the majority of the 77 cases, are in patients between the ages of 18-49. Twenty-one cases are in patients 65 years old or older, 20 are in patients between 50-64 years old and three patients are 17 years old or younger.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says 34 out of the 416 tests conducted at the health department came back with a positive result. Forty-three cases have been detected at private labs.

According to the public health department, the most common modes of transmission of COVID-19 are recent travel outside of San Luis Obispo County (28 patients) and contact to a known case (24 patients). Seventeen positive COVID-19 cases were community acquired and investigators are looking into the mode of transmission for eight cases.