San Luis Obispo County added 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 4,422 confirmed cases as of November 4.
The county is still in the state's red "substantial" tier based on the adjusted case rate, which is 4.1 per 100,000 people. The case rate needs to be less than 4 for two consecutive weeks in order for the county to move to the orange "moderate" tier. The county's positivity rate, which is 1.9%, already meets the criteria to move into the yellow "minimal" tier; however, all of the metrics need to meet the required numbers in order for the county to move on.
According to the Public Health Department, nine people are hospitalized including two patients who are in the ICU. Another 221 are recovering at home and health officials say 4,159 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County has had 33 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 1,122
- San Luis Obispo - 873
- Atascadero - 423
- Nipomo - 369
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 294
- Arroyo Grande - 240
- San Miguel - 172
- Grover Beach - 172
- Templeton - 150
- Oceano - 143
- Pismo Beach - 69
- Morro Bay - 68
- Los Osos - 65
- Cal Poly (on-campus) - 62
- Shandon - 58
- Cambria - 36
- Santa Margarita - 35
- Creston - 26
- Cayucos - 19
- Avila Beach - 9
- San Simeon - 6
The location of five additional cases is 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.
Community COVID-19 testing sites are currently open to the public in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Morro Bay.
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.