80 cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 31, 2020

San Luis Obispo County has 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, March 31.

According to the Public Health Department, 30 of those patients have recovered.

Of the remaining patients, 40 are reportedly recovering at home while 10 are in the hospital, including two in the ICU.

Paso Robles continues to have the most reported cases of any city in SLO County with 21. There are 14 cases in Atascadero, 12 in Arroyo Grande, eight in San Luis Obispo, six each in Morro Bay and Templeton, and five in Nipomo. The communities in which the remaining eight patients live have not been disclosed by the health department because those communities each have fewer than five cases.

Thirty-four patients are between the ages of 18 and 49, 20 are 50 to 64-years-old, 23 are 65 or older, and three are children.

According to health officials, 31 of the patients acquired the novel coronavirus as a result of travel and 25 had contact with a person confirmed to have the virus. The remainder of the patients are believed to have contracted the virus through community spread or their case remains under investigation.

San Luis Obispo County will hold a daily news briefing on COVID-19 at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday. KSBY News will livestream that press conference at