San Luis Obispo County now at 214 COVID-19 cases; two new cases overnight

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Posted at 1:15 PM, May 09, 2020

Health officials in San Luis Obispo County reported on Saturday two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide total to 214 as of May 9.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says it has conducted 2,142 coronavirus tests at its lab, while private labs have tested 2,150 individuals for the virus. The public health department has detected 74 positive cases and private labs have seen 140 positive cases.

172 patients have fully recovered, 35 are recovering at home, six are in the hospital — two of whom are in an intensive care unit —and one person has died from COVID-19, according to county health officials.

Health officials say the breakdown of COVID-19 cases by city or town is as follows:

  • Paso Robles: 77
  • Atascadero: 34
  • Arroyo Grande: 19
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 17
  • Nipomo: 16
  • California Men's Colony (inmates): 11
  • San Miguel: 8
  • Templeton: 7
  • Pismo Beach: 7
  • Morro Bay: 7
  • Other (cities or towns with less than five confirmed cases): 11

The data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department show nearly 60 percent of all cases are in north county.

County health officials say 94 of the 214 cases are in individuals between 18-49 years old; 60 are in people between 50-64 years old; 44 are in those 65 years old or older and 16 are in minors.

This story is developing. To learn more about the county's COVID-19 response, visit the Emergency SLO website or read more about how community members can be tested at state-sponsored testing centers.