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Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO Co.; total now 99

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 07, 2020

San Luis Obispo County is reporting four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 99 as of April 7.

Three of those patients are in ICU at the hospital.

Twenty-four are recovering at home and 71 have fully recovered.

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

On Monday, county health officials encouraged anyone with even mild symptoms to seek testing for coronavirus, saying the county's capacity for testing has expanded. The numbers of new confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo County have been relatively low over the past few days, and health officials believe that may be because not enough people are getting tested for the virus.

To date, the county has conducted 528 tests. Health officials say 42 of those tests have been positive while 57 additional positive cases have been detected at private labs. The total number of tests conducted at private labs is unknown.

Of the 99 positive cases in San Luis Obispo County, 27 are in Paso Robles, 19 are in Atascadero, 14 are in Arroyo Grande, eight are in San Luis Obispo, and the communities of Morro Bay, Templeton, and Nipomo each have six cases.

The remaining 13 patients live in communities that have less than five cases each and the county health department is not identifying those communities.

For more information on the county's response to COVID-19, visit readyslo.org. To speak to someone directly, call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444. It is staffed seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.