Five new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO Co.; total now 232

Posted at 1:17 PM, May 13, 2020

San Luis Obispo County reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 232 as of May 13.

Four people remain hospitalized with two patients in the ICU.

Another 44 people are recovering at home and 183 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

Paso Robles now has 87 cases, Atascadero has 36, Arroyo Grande has 21, San Luis Obispo and Nipomo each have 17 cases, Pismo Beach has nine, San Miguel and Templeton each have eight, and Morro Bay has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Another 12 patients are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials report that 2,242 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the public health lab, and another 3,210 tests have been conducted at private labs.

Two free coronavirus testing clinics are now open in San Luis Obispo County -- in Grover Beach and Paso Robles. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, visit or call 1-888-634-1123.

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