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SLO Co. adds 15 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 29, 2020

San Luis Obispo County reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 3,612 confirmed cases as of September 29.

Two additional COVID-19-related deaths were also reported.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said one person was in their 60s and the other in their 90s, adding both people had underlying medical conditions.

The county has now reported 31 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Of the 221 active cases, seven people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Another 214 people are recovering at home and 3,360 have recovered.

The 15 additional cases were reported in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Nipomo and Morro Bay, according to the county’s COVID-19 website.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 878
  • San Luis Obispo - 605
  • Atascadero - 376
  • Nipomo - 343
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 292
  • Arroyo Grande - 217
  • Grover Beach - 160
  • Templeton - 128
  • San Miguel - 120
  • Oceano - 119
  • Pismo Beach - 65
  • Los Osos - 58
  • Morro Bay - 60
  • Shandon - 47
  • Cambria - 35
  • Santa Margarita - 31
  • Cayucos - 18
  • Creston - 19
  • Cal Poly - 20
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

Another six are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations. Two others are under investigation.

COVID-19 tests are currently available to the public in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.

The pop-up testing clinic in Atascadero will be open Mondays through Thursdays from September 21 to October 1.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to schedule an appointment.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, testing will be available to community members in Heritage Ranch at 2130 Heritage Loop Rd. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Health officials say registration the Heritage Ranch testing location will be done on-site. The testing is free and no identification or insurance will be required.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.