Six new cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County; total now 259

Posted at 12:31 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 22:02:24-04

San Luis Obispo County added six cases of the coronavirus Saturday, increasing the countywide total to 259.

Health officials say out of the 259 cases, 234 patients have recovered, which is about 90 percent of all reported COVID-19 cases in the county.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reports 21 patients are recovering at home, three are in the hospital (two of whom are in an intensive care unit) and one person has died.

County health officials say 107 of these cases are in Paso Robles, followed by 38 in Atascadero and 22 in Arroyo Grande.

The public health department says it has conducted 2,715 COVID-19 tests at its lab, 85 of which came back positive.

The department says outside labs have detected 174 positive cases out of 6,125 tests.