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Over 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in San Luis Obispo County over the weekend

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:09:17-04

San Luis Obispo County reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county's total to 347 confirmed cases as of June 15.

These numbers are reported from the weekend. The county reported 14 new cases on Saturday, two new cases on Sunday and seven new cases on Monday.

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

Fifty-four people are recovering at home and 287 people have recovered.

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

The health department reports that a total of 14,516 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs.

Free coronavirus tests are currently available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo. This week, pop-up testing clinics are open in Nipomo on Monday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 16, and in Morro Bay on Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 18.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to make an appointment.

Of the total case count, Paso Robles has 125 cases, Atascadero has 51, Nipomo has 39, Arroyo Grande has 31, San Luis Obispo has 26, Templeton has 11, Pismo Beach and San Miguel each have nine cases, Morro Bay has ten, and Grover Beach has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for coronavirus. Another 14 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials say 165 of the cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with another person who tested positive for the virus, 120 cases have been determined to be the result of community transmission, and 56 cases are from travel. Six cases are still under investigation.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.