San Luis Obispo County is reporting the deaths of 11 more people who had COVID-19. It's the county's highest number of deaths reported in a single day.
Public health officials say the patients were between the ages of 60 and 100-years-old.
San Luis Obispo County has had 151 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The county also added 172 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 16,228 confirmed cases as of January 21.
Health officials say 57 people are hospitalized. Another 2,242 people are recovering at home and health officials say 13,748 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County is reporting that 16 of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Six of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 3,199
- San Luis Obispo - 2,870
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 2,195
- Atascadero - 1,435
- Arroyo Grande - 1,154
- Nipomo - 1,154
- Grover Beach - 693
- Oceano - 565
- Templeton - 478
- San Miguel - 407
- Los Osos - 359
- Cal Poly (campus residents) - 324
- Morro Bay - 324
- Pismo Beach - 258
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 188
- Cambria - 142
- Shandon - 118
- Santa Margarita - 106
- Creston - 67
- Cayucos - 57
- Avila Beach - 26
- San Simeon - 14
The location of 86 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.
For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.