San Luis Obispo County COVID-19 cases reach 201

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 15:46:13-04

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services reported on Sunday five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the total to 201 in the county.

Local health officers say out of the 201 cases, 149 patients have fully recovered, meaning approximately 74 percent of COVID-19 patients in the county have recovered.

Data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department show 44 patients are recovering at home and seven patients are hospitalized, three of whom are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit.

The county has reported one death related to the virus.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says it has conducted 1,564 coronavirus tests so far, with 70 of them coming back with a positive result.

The health department says 131 positive cases have been detected at private labs, which they say have tested 1,723 individuals for COVID-19.

The majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county were transmitted through person-to-person contact, according to the county public health department. Officials say 49 patients acquired the virus through recent travel outside of San Luis Obispo County; 64 cases were community acquired and five are pending an update.

Health officials say the breakdown by city or town is as follows:

  • Paso Robles: 68
  • Atascadero: 33
  • Arroyo Grande: 19
  • Nipomo: 15
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 15
  • California Men's Colony (inmates): 11
  • San Miguel: 8
  • Templeton: 7
  • Pismo Beach: 7
  • Morro Bay: 6
  • Other (cities or towns with less than five confirmed cases): 12

County health officers say 87 of the 201 cases are in patients between 18-49 years old; 57 are in those 50-64 years old; 43 are in seniors 65 years old or older and 14 are in minors.

County health officials reported a total of 196 coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday. Officials say nearly 76 percent of those patients have fully recovered.

San Luis Obispo County is also providing free COVID-19 testing starting on Monday at testing centers in Grover Beach and Paso Robles.

To register online, read KSBY News' previous coverage here.

To learn more about specific statistics of COVID-19 in the county, click here.