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SLO County reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Jan 28, 2021

San Luis Obispo County added 145 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 17,511 confirmed cases as of January 28.

Health officials say 49 people are currently hospitalized. Another 1,859 people are recovering at home and health officials say 15,408 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. Fourteen of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

The county also added three new COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday. There have been 164 total deaths attributed to the virus in SLO County to date.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 3,378
  • San Luis Obispo - 3,176
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 2,346
  • Atascadero - 1,587
  • Nipomo - 1,292
  • Arroyo Grande - 1,248
  • Grover Beach - 725
  • Oceano - 607
  • Templeton - 514
  • San Miguel - 429
  • Los Osos - 395
  • Morro Bay - 353
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 335
  • Pismo Beach - 275
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 203
  • Cambria - 158
  • Shandon - 123
  • Santa Margarita - 116
  • Creston - 70
  • Cayucos - 62
  • Avila Beach - 26
  • San Simeon - 16
  • Bradley - 7

The location of 61 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.

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.