SLO County records highest one-day COVID-19 case total since start of pandemic

Posted at 1:31 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 01:08:21-05

San Luis Obispo County is reporting 226 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 4,794 confirmed cases as of November 9.

The 128 coronavirus cases added on Saturday marks the highest single-day case total the county has seen since the start of the pandemic.

Another 55 cases were added Sunday and 43 cases were added Monday.

In response to the high numbers, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department released a statement saying, “Like many in our community we are concerned with the spike in cases in SLO County, but the good news is that many of these cases seem to be less severe. The overwhelming majority of the active cases are either asymptomatic or are recovering at home. Only six patients are currently in the hospital due to COVID-19. We are ready for this and are working double pace to slow the spread. We are also preparing for any potential impacts to our Tier status in the coming weeks.”

According to the health department, two of the currently hospitalized patients are in the ICU. Another 468 are recovering at home and health officials say 4,287 people have recovered.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,184
  • San Luis Obispo - 1029
  • Atascadero - 446
  • Nipomo - 374
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 294
  • Arroyo Grande - 252
  • San Miguel - 184
  • Grover Beach - 176
  • Templeton - 159
  • Oceano - 145
  • Cal Poly (on-campus) - 115
  • Morro Bay - 72
  • Pismo Beach - 71
  • Los Osos - 66
  • Shandon - 58
  • Cambria - 36
  • Santa Margarita - 37
  • Creston - 28
  • Cayucos - 19
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 14
  • Avila Beach - 10
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of 15 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.

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