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SLO County reports 106 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 18:18:57-05

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the deaths of three more people who tested positive for COVID-19.

Public Health officials say they were in their 60s, 70s and 80s, and all three had underlying health conditions.

The county also added 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 7,071 confirmed cases as of December 9.

Eighteen people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU. Another 930 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,072 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 45 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,715
  • San Luis Obispo - 1,611
  • Atascadero - 629
  • Nipomo - 514
  • Arroyo Grande - 481
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 333
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • Grover Beach - 245
  • San Miguel - 230
  • Templeton - 208
  • Oceano - 204
  • Los Osos - 122
  • Morro Bay - 118
  • Pismo Beach - 110
  • Shandon - 66
  • Santa Margarita - 55
  • Cambria - 44
  • Creston - 36
  • Cayucos - 26
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 24
  • Avila Beach - 13
  • San Simeon - 7

The location of 16 additional cases is under investigation, and another eight 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.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department will hold a live briefing at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday. KSBY News will live stream that press conference at ksby.com/live.

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