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SLO County adds 99 new COVID-19 cases, revises total deaths

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 17:24:51-04

San Luis Obispo County added 99 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 2,981 confirmed cases as of August 31.

Sixty-one cases were added on Saturday, 19 cases were added on Sunday, and another 19 cases were added on Monday.

Sixteen people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Another 404 people are recovering at home and 2,541 have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 20 deaths attributed to COVID-19. That's one less than previously reported after a coroner review of a case in July.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 730
  • San Luis Obispo - 415
  • Atascadero - 326
  • Nipomo - 311
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 265
  • Arroyo Grande - 190
  • Grover Beach - 138
  • Templeton - 115
  • San Miguel - 109
  • Oceano - 102
  • Los Osos - 52
  • Pismo Beach - 49
  • Morro Bay - 43
  • Cambria - 31
  • Shandon - 30
  • Santa Margarita - 24
  • Cayucos - 16
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • Creston - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of nine 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 Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo.

The pop-up testing clinic in Nipomo will be open through September 3.

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.