No new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO Co.; more tests urged as capacity for testing expands

Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 21:33:31-04

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County is holding at 95 as of Monday, April 6.

There were no new cases of the novel coronavirus reported Monday by county officials for the second time in three days.

Of the 95 cases, four are hospitalized, including three in the ICU. Twenty-five are recovering at home and 65 have fully recovered.

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

The county is urging anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 -- fever, cough, or shortness of breath -- to call a doctor or urgent care center right away to determine if they should be tested for the virus.

County officials say while the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus has slowed significantly in San Luis Obispo County over the past few days, it's believed that's in part because not enough people are getting tested.

The county says testing capacity has expanded locally and public health officials have broadened the clinical criteria for testing, so more people can be tested.

For a list of testing locations on the Central Coast, click here. If you are sick but are having trouble getting tested, call the County Public Health Department at (805) 781-5500.

San Luis Obispo County will hold a briefing Monday afternoon to provide an update on the county's response to COVID-19. KSBY News will livestream that press conference at starting at 3:15 p.m.

For more information on COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County, visit To speak to someone, call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.