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SLO County adds 333 new COVID-19 cases

Saturday marked the county's highest single-day case count to date
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Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 16:53:27-05

San Luis Obispo County added 333 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 6,873 confirmed cases as of December 7.

On Saturday, 186 new cases were reported. It's the county's highest single-day case count since the start of the pandemic. The second-highest daily case count was recorded on November 7, when 128 new cases were reported.

Another 89 cases were added on Sunday and 58 cases were added on Monday.

The Public Health Department told KSBY News that the county is experiencing a steady upward trajectory in cases and that some of the increase can be attributed to Thanksgiving and other gatherings.

As of Monday, 15 people are hospitalized, including four patients who are in the ICU. Another 853 people are recovering at home and health officials say 5,957 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 42 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,660
  • San Luis Obispo - 1,583
  • Atascadero - 611
  • Nipomo - 499
  • Arroyo Grande - 459
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 306
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • Grover Beach - 237
  • San Miguel - 225
  • Templeton - 203
  • Oceano - 195
  • Los Osos - 121
  • Morro Bay - 114
  • Pismo Beach - 105
  • Shandon - 64
  • Santa Margarita - 55
  • Cambria - 42
  • Creston - 34
  • Cayucos - 25
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 24
  • Avila Beach - 13
  • San Simeon - 7

The location of 28 additional cases is under investigation, and another seven are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

Community COVID-19 testing sites are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, and Nipomo.

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.