San Luis Obispo County now has 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 23:58:10-04

San Luis Obispo County now has 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to health officials.

Health officials said Sunday that 12 of those cases are in south county, eight are in north county, six are along the coast and one is in the central coast.

Officials also said 23 of the 27 cases are recovering at home, one has been hospitalized, one is in the intensive care unit and two have recovered from the coronavirus.

There are now two confirmed cases in people 18 years old or younger, 18 cases between ages 19-64 and seven cases in people 65 years old or older, according to local health officials.

Authorities said those minors are high school students.

Local health officials said 17 of the cases were transmitted through travel, five were transmitted through person-to-person contact and two were transmitted through community spread. Officials say the means of transmission of the remaining three cases are not yet known.

County health labs have tested 275 people for COVID-19 as of Sunday.

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department said Sunday it is preparing for the possibility of treating homeless individuals who may test positive for COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County.

At a press conference Sunday, local health officials said there has also been an increase in domestic violence reports in the county. To report in 855-886-7473.