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SLO County reports 118 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Coronavirus
Posted at 1:21 PM, Feb 22, 2021

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported 118 new COVID-19 cases over three days, bringing the county's total to 19,458 confirmed cases as of February 22.

Seventy-three new cases were recorded on Saturday, 29 new cases were recorded on Sunday, and 16 new cases were recorded on Monday.

The county also added three new COVID-19 related deaths. To date, SLO County has recorded 220 deaths attributed to the virus.

Health officials say 21 people are currently hospitalized. Another 767 are recovering at home and health officials say 18,430 people have recovered.

Fifteen of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Seven of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 3,855
  • San Luis Obispo - 3,653
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 2,377
  • Atascadero - 1,812
  • Nipomo - 1,463
  • Arroyo Grande - 1,369
  • Grover Beach - 801
  • Oceano - 668
  • Templeton - 586
  • San Miguel - 473
  • Los Osos - 443
  • Morro Bay - 399
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 341
  • Pismo Beach - 309
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 205
  • Cambria - 174
  • Shandon - 137
  • Santa Margarita - 128
  • Creston - 80
  • Cayucos - 68
  • Avila Beach - 27
  • San Simeon - 21
  • Bradley - 7

The locations of 54 additional cases are 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.

San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 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.