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SLO County adds 78 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 16:23:32-04

San Luis Obispo County added 78 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 3,438 confirmed cases as of September 21.

Forty-two new cases were reported on Saturday, 17 new cases were reported Sunday, and 19 new cases were reported on Monday.

Thirteen people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.

Another 218 people are recovering at home and 3,177 have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 27 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 815
  • San Luis Obispo - 578
  • Atascadero - 363
  • Nipomo - 336
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 289
  • Arroyo Grande - 210
  • Grover Beach - 158
  • Templeton - 127
  • San Miguel - 117
  • Oceano - 105
  • Pismo Beach - 63
  • Los Osos - 56
  • Morro Bay - 55
  • Shandon - 43
  • Cambria - 34
  • Santa Margarita - 30
  • Cayucos - 17
  • Creston - 15
  • Cal Poly - 8
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

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 Atascadero.

The pop-up testing clinic in Atascadero will be open Mondays through Thursdays from September 21 to October 1.

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

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, testing will be available in Paso Robles at the corner of 24th St. and Riverside Ave. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, testing will be available to community members in Heritage Ranch at 2130 Heritage Loop Rd. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Health officials say registration for the Paso Robles and Heritage Ranch testing locations will be done on-site. The testing is free and no identification or insurance will be required.

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