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SLO Co. reports 5 new cases of COVID-19; total now 237

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Posted at 12:47 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 16:12:35-04

San Luis Obispo County reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 237 cases as of May 14.

Three people are now hospitalized, one less than a day ago. Two of the hospitalized patients are in the ICU.

Health officials say another 45 people are recovering at home and 188 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

Three of the new cases are in Paso Robles, which now has a total of 90 cases, and two are in Nipomo, which now has 19 cases.

Atascadero has 36 cases, Arroyo Grande has 21, San Luis Obispo has 17, Pismo Beach has nine, San Miguel and Templeton each have eight, and Morro Bay has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Another 12 patients are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials report that 2,277 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the public health lab, and another 3,561 tests have been conducted at private labs.

Two free coronavirus testing clinics are now open in San Luis Obispo County -- in Grover Beach and Paso Robles. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.

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