No new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO Co. on Monday

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 22:10:25-04

San Luis Obispo County's number of confirmed coronavirus cases remains at 132 after no new cases were reported Monday.

Two COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized and one is in the ICU. Of the remaining patients, 18 are reportedly recovering at home and 111 are fully recovered.

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

Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said Monday the number of new cases in SLO County has been flat for nearly three weeks and, "We have done a really good job as a community."

County officials announced at a press conference that they are currently drafting a plan to allow businesses to begin reopening. A version of that plan is expected to be released to the public next week.

The county has already modified or clarified some orders. Dr. Borenstein said Monday that pet grooming services are now considered essential and may resume mobile or in-house operations. She also clarified that all recreational fishing is allowed and said that fishing suppliers may resume curbside pickup and delivery operations.

Dr. Borenstein said that she is asking hospitals to move forward with elective surgeries and is asking other healthcare providers to consider resuming other services, such as well visits for children.

She added that the county would also begin to issue building permits and construction projects could move forward.

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