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San Luis Obispo County adds eight confirmed COVID-19 cases; total now 196

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Posted at 12:44 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 16:56:31-04

San Luis Obispo County added eight new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total up to 196 confirmed cases in the county.

Local health officials said 76 percent of patients in the county have fully recovered.

Data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department show 39 patients are recovering at home and seven are in the hospital, three of whom are in the intensive care unit.

The county has reported one death related to the coronavirus.

Health officers said 66 of the 196 confirmed cases are located in Paso Robles; 32 are in Atascadero; 19 are in Arroyo Grande; 15 are in Nipomo; 15 are in the city of San Luis Obispo; 11 are inmates at the California Men's Colony; eight are in San Miguel; seven are in Templeton; seven are in Pismo Beach; six are in Morro Bay and 10 are in cities or towns with less than five cases.

Data from the public health department also show 83 of those cases are in individuals between 18-49 years old; 56 are in people between 50-64 years old; 43 are in those 65 years old or older and 14 are in minors.

The public health department said it has conducted 1,459 tests as of Saturday, while they say private labs have conducted 1,679.

To see more detailed statistics on the COVID-19 outbreak in San Luis Obispo County, click here.

County health officials said on Friday there were 188 confirmed cases of the virus, with nearly 80 percent of fully recovered patients.

As of Friday, local health officials said most coronavirus patients in the county were detected in Paso Robles, followed by Atascadero and Arroyo Grande.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department on Saturday began online registration for free coronavirus testing on May 4-8, with centers in Paso Robles and Grover Beach. Health officials say they will not permit walk-up appointments.

To schedule an appointment, visit this website.