One COVID-19 case removed from SLO County numbers; updated total now 258

1 case was removed as they were a resident of Santa Barbara County, officials say
Posted at 1:33 PM, May 24, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department removed one case of COVID-19 Sunday as they were a resident of Santa Barbara County. The updated countywide total is now 258.

No additional cases have been reported as of May 24, according to county health officials.

Local health officials say 234 COVID-19 patients in the county are fully recovered, which is nearly 91 percent of all cases in the county.

The public health department says 20 are recovering at home and three are in the hospital, two of whom are in an intensive care unit. Officials say these add up to 23 active cases in the county.

The county has reported one death from the virus.

"Per CDC guidance updated on April 30, 'recovered' is defined as at least three days of no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications), improvement in respiratory symptoms and at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared," said the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.

The public health department breaks down the number of cases by city or town as follows:

  • Paso Robles: 107
  • Atascadero: 38
  • Arroyo Grande: 22
  • Nipomo: 18
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 17
  • California Men's Colony (inmates): 11
  • Pismo Beach: 9
  • San Miguel: 9
  • Templeton: 8
  • Morro Bay: 6
  • Other (cities or towns with less than five confirmed cases): 13

Officials with the public health department say they have conducted 9,142 tests, 85 of which came back with a positive result. Public health officials say outside labs have detected 173 positive cases out of 6,349 tests.