UPDATE: Eight new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co. on Monday

Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 16:44:07-04

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.) - San Luis Obispo County reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 299 confirmed cases as of June 8.

This is the first reported update since Friday, and earlier on Monday, County Administrative Officer Wade Horton said there were no new cases to report over the weekend.

Five people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU.

Twenty-five people are recovering at home and 268 people have recovered.

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Health officials report that a total of 12,482 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far in San Luis Obispo County.

(9:34 a.m.) - County Administrative Officer, Wade Horton, reported on Monday that there were no new COVID-19 cases reported in San Luis Obispo County over the weekend.

This keeps the confirmed coronavirus case total at 291.

Horton made the announcement Monday morning during the board of supervisors meeting where they are expected to discuss the county's budget.

"We are happy that we have not seen a huge spike from events thus far including travel to our area and rallies held," said county health officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein.

The detailed statistics of cases in the county have not been updated since Friday, June 5. According to those numbers, five people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU. Twenty-three people are recovering at home and 262 people have recovered.

Paso Robles remains the city within San Luis Obispo County that has the most number of cases, at 122. When asked why this is, Dr. Borenstein said it has to do with the Hispanic migrant farm-worker population. She said the health department is reaching out to employers of migrant workers to encourage testing and clarifying that there are resources to support them to make sure they have safe quarantine housing and will not lose their jobs.

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

This story will be updated with detailed statistics as soon as they become available.

Starting this week, the county health department will only hold one media briefing a week. The next briefing will be on Friday, June 12.