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SLO County adds 71 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 08, 2020

San Luis Obispo County reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 over four days on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 3,145 confirmed cases as of September 8.

Forty-one cases were added on Saturday, 14 cases were added on Sunday, and 16 cases were added on Monday.

No new cases were added on Tuesday. The Public Health Department says its lab was closed for the Labor Day holiday.

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

Another 252 people are recovering at home and 2,858 have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 22 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 753
  • San Luis Obispo - 494
  • Atascadero - 346
  • Nipomo - 321
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 265
  • Arroyo Grande - 193
  • Grover Beach - 151
  • Templeton - 120
  • San Miguel - 112
  • Oceano - 103
  • Pismo Beach - 54
  • Los Osos - 52
  • Morro Bay - 46
  • Cambria - 32
  • Shandon - 31
  • Santa Margarita - 24
  • Cayucos - 17
  • Creston - 9
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of three 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 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.