SLO Co. reports four new cases of COVID-19; total now 208

Posted at 1:41 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 22:28:13-04

San Luis Obispo County reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 208 cases as of May 6.

Five people are hospitalized, including three who are in the ICU.

Health officials say another 42 patients are recovering at home, while 160 people are fully recovered.

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

Paso Robles has 72 cases, Atascadero has 34, Arroyo Grande has 19, San Luis Obispo has 17, Nipomo has 16, San Miguel has eight, Templeton and Pismo Beach each have seven cases, and Morro Bay has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for the virus. An additional eleven patients live in communities with less than five cases and the Public Health Department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials say 1,799 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the county public health lab, while an additional 1,840 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 or call 1-888-634-1123.

County officials will hold a live briefing Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the county's coronavirus response. KSBY News will livestream that press conference at starting at 3:15 p.m.

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