San Luis Obispo County adds 4 new COVID-19 cases; total now 188

Posted at 12:46 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 16:24:36-04

Local health officials added four new confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County on Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases up to 188.

According to data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, about 78 percent of COVID-19 patients in the county has fully recovered.

There are 33 patients recovering at home and seven patients recovering in the hospital, two of whom are in the intensive care unit, said health officials.

The county has reported one COVID-19-related death.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said it has conducted 1,348 coronavirus tests so far, with 63 of those coming back with a positive result.

The public health department also said private labs have tested 1,632 people for COVID-19 in the county, 125 of whom tested positive for the virus.

74 out of 188 cases were acquired through person-to-person spread; 49 were transmitted through recent travel outside of San Luis Obispo County and health officials said they are investigating the mode of transmission for five COVID-19 cases.

Health officials said 60 COVID-19 cases in the county were community acquired, meaning they were not travel-related nor transmitted through person-to-person contact to a known positive case.

Local health officials reported that the majority of coronavirus patients are in north county. The breakdown of COVID-19 cases by city or town is as follows:

  • Paso Robles: 61
  • Atascadero: 32
  • Arroyo Grande: 19
  • Nipomo: 14
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 15
  • California Men's Colony (inmates): 9
  • San Miguel: 8
  • Templeton: 7
  • Pismo Beach: 7
  • Morro Bay: 6
  • Other (cities or towns with less than five confirmed cases): 10

Approximately 40 percent of COVID-19 patients in the county are between the ages of 18-49, according to local health officials.

Data from the county public health department show 56 patients out of the 188 in San Luis Obispo County are between 50-64 years old; 43 patients are 65 years old or older and 13 patients are 17 years old or younger.

On Thursday afternoon, San Luis Obispo County health officials reported a total of 184 cases of COVID-19.

Nearly 80 percent of coronavirus patients in the county have fully recovered as of Thursday, according to local health officials.

To learn more about the COVID-19 outbreak in San Luis Obispo County, click here.