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San Luis Obispo County reaches 243 COVID-19 cases; three new cases overnight

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Posted at 12:35 PM, May 16, 2020

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported Saturday three new cases of COVID-19, bringing up the countywide total to 243 as of May 16.

According to data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, 197 patients have fully recovered and 43 are recovering at home.

There are two patients in the hospital, both of whom are in an intensive care unit, according to health officials.

The county has reported one death as a result of COVID-19.

County health officials say the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county are in Paso Robles, with a total of 95 cases out of 243.

Officials say Atascadero has the second-highest number of confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo County, with 37 patients.

Data from the health department also show most confirmed cases of the virus are in individuals between the ages 18-49, with 109 patients within that age range.

The county public health department says it has conducted 2,354 tests at its lab, 80 of which came back positive. Health officials say private labs have conducted 4,116 tests, 163 of which had a positive result.

To read more about the countywide COVID-19 statistics, visit the Emergency SLO website.