San Luis Obispo County added 196 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 7,267 confirmed cases as of December 10.
It's the county's highest single-day case count to date. The second-highest was this past Saturday when 186 cases were reported.
Twenty-one people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU. Another 1,067 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,127 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County has had 45 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 1,747
- San Luis Obispo - 1,635
- Atascadero - 653
- Nipomo - 529
- Arroyo Grande - 506
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 350
- Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
- Grover Beach - 253
- San Miguel - 234
- Templeton - 221
- Oceano - 210
- Los Osos - 126
- Morro Bay - 121
- Pismo Beach - 114
- Shandon - 73
- Santa Margarita - 55
- Cambria - 46
- Creston - 36
- Cayucos - 26
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 25
- Avila Beach - 13
- San Simeon - 7
The location of 22 additional cases is under investigation, and another nine 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 San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, and Nipomo.
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.