90% of those testing positive for COVID-19 in SLO Co. have recovered

1 new case was reported Monday
Posted at 12:05 PM, May 25, 2020

One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in San Luis Obispo County Monday.

The latest numbers from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department show 259 cases, up from 258 Sunday.

Of those, 234 have recovered, which is 90 percent of the overall cases, 21 are recovering at home, which is also up one from Sunday, and three people are hospitalized with two of them being in the ICU.

One COVID-19-related death has been reported in the county since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials say per CDC guidelines, in order to be considered "recovered," the patient must be fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath be improved. It must also be at least 10 days since the person's symptoms first appears.

As of Sunday, the health department said 9.142 COVID-19 tests had been done in San Luis Obispo County. Eighty-five positive cases were confirmed through the public health lab and 173 at outside labs.

New data shows Paso Robles has the most cases in the county with 107, followed by Atascadero with 38 cases and Arroyo Grande with 22.

Free testing sitesremain open for those wanting to be tested.

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Santa Barbara County is not releasing its latest COVID-19 case count until Tuesday.