San Luis Obispo County reports six new cases of COVID-19

Posted at 1:28 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 16:28:11-04

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, increasing the countywide total to 220 as of May 10.

According to data from the County Office of Emergency Services, six patients are in the hospital, two of whom are in an intensive care unit.

There are 41 people recovering from the virus at home and 172 have fully recovered, said local health officials. One person in the county has died from the virus.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said it has conducted 2,167 COVID-19 tests at its lab, 78 of which came back with a positive result.

Private labs have conducted 2,432 coronavirus tests and detected 142 positive cases, according to the public health department.

With the help of state officials and OptumServe, the county is now offering free COVID-19 testing to community members at state-sponsored testing sites in Grover Beach and Paso Robles.

Appointments are necessary. To schedule an appointment, visit the Emergency SLO website or read KSBY's previous coverage here.