San Luis Obispo County reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 18,788 confirmed cases as of February 9.
The total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in SLO County reached the 200 mark on Tuesday after four new deaths were reported.
Of those who have died, more than 100 were age 85 or older.
Total COVID-19 related deaths in San Luis Obispo County by age:
- 85+ - 102
- 65-84 - 74
- 50-64 - 19
- 30-49 - 5
Health officials say 33 people are currently hospitalized. Another 1,172 people are recovering at home and health officials say 17,359 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County is reporting that 20 of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Seven of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.
Updated reopening metrics were also released on Tuesday, and while San Luis Obispo County remains in the purple tier, the metrics used to determine the county's placement are improving.
The county's positivity rates have now dropped to orange tier (tier 3) levels.
However, the county's adjusted case rate is keeping it in the purple tier. That metric dropped from 22.6 last week to 19.3 this week, but to move to the next (red) tier, the county's adjusted case rate per 100,000 residents must be 7 or lower.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 3,693
- San Luis Obispo - 3,492
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 2,372
- Atascadero - 1,738
- Nipomo - 1,401
- Arroyo Grande - 1,325
- Grover Beach - 759
- Oceano - 639
- Templeton - 557
- San Miguel - 458
- Los Osos - 432
- Morro Bay - 380
- Cal Poly (campus residents) - 336
- Pismo Beach - 298
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 205
- Cambria - 165
- Shandon - 133
- Santa Margarita - 122
- Creston - 80
- Cayucos - 66
- Avila Beach - 26
- San Simeon - 21
- Bradley - 7
The location of 76 additional cases is under investigation, and another seven 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.
San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.
For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.