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SLO Co. COVID-19 cases rise to 2,562 total; 1 additional death reported

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 17:08:21-04

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the death of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was in their 90s, had underlying health conditions, and lived in a skilled nursing facility.

San Luis Obispo County has now had 19 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The Public Health Department is also reporting 123 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period, bringing the county's total to 2,562 confirmed cases as of August 17.

Fifty-six new cases were reported on Saturday, 35 cases were reported Sunday, and 32 cases were reported on Monday.

Of the new cases, health officials say 30 are inmates at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.

Twenty people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.

Another 442 people are recovering at home and 2,079 people have recovered.

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

The testing clinic in Atascadero will be open through August 20.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 667
  • Nipomo - 294
  • San Luis Obispo - 289
  • Atascadero - 284
  • California Men's Colony - 219
  • Arroyo Grande - 173
  • Grover Beach - 121
  • Templeton - 97
  • San Miguel - 95
  • Oceano - 84
  • Pismo Beach - 49
  • Los Osos - 46
  • Morro Bay - 34
  • Cambria - 28
  • Santa Margarita - 23
  • Shandon - 16
  • Cayucos - 14
  • Avila Beach - 8
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of four cases is listed as "under investigation," and another eleven are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

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