San Luis Obispo County added 151 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 18,038 confirmed cases as of February 2.
The number of COVID-19 related deaths in the county increased by one case to a total of 178 deaths.
Health officials say 51 people are currently hospitalized. Another 1,105 people are recovering at home and health officials say 16,673 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County is reporting that 19 of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Eleven of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.
Updated reopening metrics were also released on Tuesday, and San Luis Obispo County remains solidly in the purple tier.
While the county meets the positivity rates required to move on to the next tier, the county's adjusted case rate improved only slightly to 22.6 from 23.8 the previous week, still far above the 7% required to move to the red tier.
In order to move into the next tier, the county must remain in the purple tier for at least three weeks and meet the state's adjusted case rate and testing positivity criteria.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 3,533
- San Luis Obispo - 3,249
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 2,365
- Atascadero - 1,653
- Nipomo - 1,335
- Arroyo Grande - 1,276
- Grover Beach - 738
- Oceano - 623
- Templeton - 533
- San Miguel - 443
- Los Osos - 418
- Morro Bay - 366
- Cal Poly (campus residents) - 335
- Pismo Beach - 287
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 206
- Cambria - 164
- Shandon - 130
- Santa Margarita - 121
- Creston - 76
- Cayucos - 64
- Avila Beach - 26
- San Simeon - 16
- Bradley - 7
The location of 68 additional cases is under investigation, and another six 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.