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SLO County adds 29 new cases of COVID-19

Posted at 1:27 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 23:07:23-04

San Luis Obispo County added 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 3,035 confirmed cases as of September 2.

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

Another 407 people are recovering at home and 2,593 have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 20 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 736
  • San Luis Obispo - 437
  • Atascadero - 330
  • Nipomo - 315
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 265
  • Arroyo Grande - 192
  • Grover Beach - 144
  • Templeton - 119
  • San Miguel - 110
  • Oceano - 102
  • Los Osos - 52
  • Pismo Beach - 52
  • Morro Bay - 45
  • Cambria - 32
  • Shandon - 30
  • Santa Margarita - 24
  • Cayucos - 16
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • Creston - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of eight 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.

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

The pop-up testing clinic in Nipomo will be open through September 3. It will move to the Morro Bay Veteran's Memorial Building starting September 8 and be open Tuesdays through Fridays through September 18.

The Grover Beach location will be closing on September 4. A new testing site at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande will open on September 8.

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

The Public Health Department will be holding a live briefing Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the county's coronavirus response. KSBY News will live stream that press conference starting at 3:15 p.m. at https://www.ksby.com/live.

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