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SLO County adds 52 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 10, 2020

San Luis Obispo County added 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 4,846 confirmed cases as of November 10.

According to the Public Health Department, nine people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Another 491 are recovering at home and health officials say 4,312 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 33 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

While San Luis Obispo County remains in the state's red (substantial) tier, for now, data show that the county's case rate has increased to a level that would put the county back into the more restrictive purple (widespread) tier. However, Public Health officials say the case rate would need to remain at this level or get worse for another week before the county would have to move back to purple.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,189
  • San Luis Obispo - 1037
  • Atascadero - 445
  • Nipomo - 376
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 294
  • Arroyo Grande - 253
  • San Miguel - 186
  • Grover Beach - 176
  • Templeton - 159
  • Oceano - 147
  • Cal Poly (on-campus) - 137
  • Morro Bay - 73
  • Pismo Beach - 71
  • Los Osos - 66
  • Shandon - 58
  • Cambria - 36
  • Santa Margarita - 36
  • Creston - 28
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 20
  • Cayucos - 19
  • Avila Beach - 10
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of 20 additional cases is under investigation, and another four 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.