SLO Co. reports two new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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Posted at 12:47 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 15:51:11-04

San Luis Obispo County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 251 cases as of May 21.

Three people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Twenty-four people are recovering at home and 223 people are recovered.

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

Both of the new cases are in Paso Robles, which now has a total of 101 cases to date.

Atascadero has 38 cases, Arroyo Grande has 22, Nipomo has 18, 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 coronavirus. Another 13 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

The health department reports that a total of 7,998 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs.

Two free coronavirus testing clinics are 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.

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