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SLO County adds 23 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 20 million
Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 10, 2020

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was in their 50s and had underlying health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County has had 23 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 3,194 confirmed cases as of September 10.

Eight people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU.

Another 226 people are recovering at home and 2,932 have recovered.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 760
  • San Luis Obispo - 515
  • Atascadero - 348
  • Nipomo - 324
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 270
  • Arroyo Grande - 197
  • Grover Beach - 151
  • Templeton - 122
  • San Miguel - 112
  • Oceano - 103
  • Pismo Beach - 54
  • Los Osos - 54
  • Morro Bay - 47
  • Cambria - 32
  • Shandon - 31
  • Santa Margarita - 25
  • Cayucos - 17
  • Creston - 9
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

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

Cal Poly says four of its students who live on campus have tested positive for the virus and are currently in isolation. The Public Health Department says it will add Cal Poly as a location once there have been five or more cases among on-campus residents.

COVID-19 tests are currently available to the public in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Morro Bay.

The pop-up testing clinic at the Morro Bay Veteran's Memorial Building will be open through September 18.

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.