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SLO Co. reports 10 COVID-19 deaths since Friday as case count drops overall

The county's active COVID-19 case count dropped by 934 since Friday's tally
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Posted at 2:41 PM, Feb 08, 2022

10 residents of San Luis Obispo County have died due to COVID-19 since Friday, health officials report, even as the number of active cases drops across the county.

In data shared online on Tuesday, officials report 1,571 active cases, down from 2,505 cases reported on Friday. That includes 952 known active cases added to the count since Friday.

35 county residents are in the hospital, including 6 in the ICU.

The county has recorded 414 deaths related to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

"Today's COVID-19 numbers show SLO County is moving in the right direction and has weathered the worst of this omicron surge," Dr. Penny Borenstein, county health officer, said in a statement. "I also want to recognize the toll this surge has taken on our community. My heart goes out to the families who are grieving.

Health officials say that 66.7% of eligible county residents are fully vaccinated and 50.5% have received a booster dose. 26.6% of county residents are unvaccinated.

San Luis Obispo Public Health Department updates county-wide COVID data twice per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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More information on testing, vaccines and additional county resources can be found online at slocounty.ca.gov/COVID-19.