SLO Co. reports death of 7th resident with COVID-19

63 new cases reported Tuesday
Posted at 2:14 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 17:20:56-04

San Luis Obispo County reported Tuesday that a seventh person in the county has died after contracting COVID-19.

Health officials say the individual was in their 80s and lived at a North County nursing home with a COVID-19 outbreak. The resident reportedly had multiple chronic health conditions and was not hospitalized.

San Luis Obispo County reported 63 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 1,369 confirmed cases as of July 21.

Ten people are hospitalized, including four patients who are in the ICU.

Another 448 people are recovering at home and 903 people have recovered.

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

The pop-up testing clinic in Paso Robles will be open through Thursday, July 23. It will then move to Morro Bay for three days next week -- Monday, July 27 to Wednesday, July 29.

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Health officials say 442 cases, or about 32% of the county's total, are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 374 cases are attributed to community spread; and, 120 cases are the result of travel outside the county. Another 433 cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 328
  • San Luis Obispo - 215
  • Nipomo - 199
  • Atascadero - 142
  • Arroyo Grande - 124
  • Grover Beach - 64
  • Templeton - 49
  • San Miguel - 45
  • Pismo Beach - 41
  • Los Osos - 29
  • Oceano - 27
  • Morro Bay - 17
  • Santa Margarita - 13
  • Cambria - 13
  • California Men's Colony inmates - 11
  • Cayucos - 9
  • Shandon - 8
  • Avila Beach - 6

An additional 22 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Public Health Department is not identifying those locations. The location of seven cases is listed as "under investigation."

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