San Luis Obispo County sees no new COVID-19 cases; total remains at 243

Posted at 12:25 PM, May 17, 2020

San Luis Obispo County health officials are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. The countywide total remains at 243.

Health officials say four more COVID-19 patients have recovered, with more than 200 patients being fully recovered as of May 17.

39 patients are recovering at home and two patients remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit.

The county has also reported no new deaths from the virus, keeping the total number of deaths in the county to one.

According to data from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, officials have conducted 2,375 tests, 80 of which came back positive. The health department says private labs have tested nearly 4,600 people, 163 of whom had a positive test result.

The majority of coronavirus cases remains in Paso Robles with 95 cases. There are 37 cases in Atascadero, 22 in Arroyo Grande, 18 in the city of San Luis Obispo, 17 in Nipomo, 11 in inmates at the California Men's Colony, nine in Pismo Beach, eight in San Miguel, eight in Templeton, six in Morro Bay and 12 in other cities or towns with less than five positive cases, according to the public health department.

These numbers show nearly 62 percent of COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County are in north county.

According to a press release from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, the countywide shelter-at-home order expired Saturday at midnight. However, the county remains under executive shelter-at-home orders from the California state public health officer until further notice.

To learn more about the coronavirus statistics in San Luis Obispo County, visit the Emergency SLO website.