San Luis Obispo County reports 93 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 03, 2020

There are now 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County as of Friday, April 3.

Out of the 93 cases, 57 have recovered, 30 are recovering at home and six are being treated at the hospital. Four of the six hospitalized patients are in the ICU, according to data from the County Office of Emergency Services.

There are no COVID-19-related deaths in the county.

Out of the 93 cases, 37 are in patients between the ages of 18-49, 29 are in patients 65 years old or older, 24 are in individuals between 50-64 years old and three are in minors, health officials say.

According to county health officials, this is the breakdown of cases by city or town in San Luis Obispo County:

  • Paso Robles: 26
  • Atascadero: 18
  • Arroyo Grande: 13
  • San Luis Obispo (city): 8
  • Morro Bay: 6
  • Templeton: 6
  • Nipomo: 6
  • Other cities/towns with less than 5 cases: 10

This means there are 52 cases in north county, 21 cases in south county, 11 on the coast and nine in central county.

Data from the Office of Emergency Services website also show the majority of the 93 cases were acquired through recent travel or person-to-person spread:

  • Travel (recent travel outside of San Luis Obispo County): 33
  • Person-to-person spread (contact to a known case): 33
  • Community acquired (not travel-related nor contact to a known case): 24
  • Unknown (investigating the mode of transmission): 3

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department has reported it has conducted 468 tests, with 40 of them testing positive and 428 coming back negative. At private labs, 53 positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected.