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SLO Co. reports 7 new COVID-19-related deaths, adds 512 new cases

COVID-19
Posted at 1:15 PM, Jan 18, 2021

San Luis Obispo County is reporting seven more deaths of people who had COVID-19.

Health officials say they were between the ages of 50 and 100.

San Luis Obispo County also added 512 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the county's total to 15,614 confirmed cases as of January 18.

The county reported 191 cases on Friday, 170 cases on Saturday and 151 on Sunday.

Health officials say 50 people are hospitalized. Another 2,474 people are recovering at home and health officials say 12,923 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County is reporting that 15 of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Seven of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

San Luis Obispo County has had 135 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 3,091
  • San Luis Obispo - 2,796
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) – 2,085
  • Atascadero - 1,362
  • Arroyo Grande - 1,126
  • Nipomo - 1,093
  • Grover Beach - 671
  • Oceano - 534
  • Templeton - 459
  • San Miguel - 391
  • Los Osos - 346
  • Morro Bay - 317
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 324
  • Pismo Beach - 231
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 186
  • Cambria - 125
  • Shandon - 116
  • Santa Margarita - 103
  • Creston - 64
  • Cayucos - 55
  • Avila Beach - 26
  • Shell Beach - 14
  • San Simeon - 12

The location of 78 additional cases is under investigation, and another nine are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

Community COVID-19 testing sites are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, and Nipomo.

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

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