Coronavirus cases in SLO County reach 165; 2 new cases overnight

Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 16:19:48-04

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported on Saturday two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 165 in the county.

Health officials say 72 percent of COVID-19 patients in the county has fully recovered.

County data show there are now 42 patients recovering at home and three patients recovering in the hospital, with one of them in the intensive care unit.

The county has reported one COVID-19-related death.

Local health officials say almost 57 percent of COVID-19 cases are in north county, with the breakdown of cases by cities or towns as follows:

  • Paso Robles: 50
  • Atascadero: 28
  • Arroyo Grande: 19
  • Nipomo: 14
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 14
  • Templeton: 7
  • San Miguel: 7
  • Pismo Beach: 7
  • Morro Bay: 6
  • Other (cities or towns with less than five cases): 12

San Luis Obispo County officials say 62 out of 165 patients are between 18-49 years old.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says it has conducted 1,018 tests so far, 54 of which came back with a positive result. 111 positive cases have been detected at private labs, but it is unclear how many tests these labs have conducted.

Nearly 36 percent of these cases were transmitted through person-to-person spread, according to local health officials.

On Friday, local health officials reported 163 total cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County.

To learn more about the newest cases, click here.

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