San Luis Obispo County surpasses 900 cases of COVID-19

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 18:30:49-04

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Friday the county has reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, surpassing 900 total cases in the county.

This is the second day in a row San Luis Obispo County has broken its active coronavirus case record.

According to the public health department, there are now 905 confirmed cases of the virus. There are 616 community members (68 percent of all cases in the county) who have recovered from the virus; 264 patients are recovering at home; 10 patients are hospitalized, five of whom are in an intensive care unit and four people have died from COVID-19.

The public health department said it has conducted 25,534 coronavirus tests as of Friday, 162 of which came back positive. Outside labs have tested 19,484 people for the virus, with 646 of those tests coming back positive.

Most cases in the county were transmitted through person-to-person spread (39.78 percent), according to the public health department, followed by community spread (32.27 percent) and travel outside the county (11.05 percent). The mode of transmission of nearly 17 percent of cases remains under investigation.

The majority of cases in the county are in Paso Robles (221 cases), followed by the city of San Luis Obispo (145 cases) and Nipomo (133 cases), according to the public health department's website.

For more information on the breakdown of COVID-19 cases by age or city/town, visit the County Office of Emergency Services website here.