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SLO County reports 179 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 16:31:45-05

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

Health officials say the two patients were in their 80s and 90s. Both had underlying health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County also added 179 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 8,269 confirmed cases as of December 17.

Twenty-seven people are hospitalized, including eight patients who are in the ICU. Another 1,606 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,568 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 56 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,936
  • San Luis Obispo - 1,848
  • Atascadero - 757
  • Arroyo Grande - 580
  • Nipomo - 574
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 471
  • Grover Beach - 305
  • Oceano - 264
  • Templeton - 258
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • San Miguel - 253
  • Los Osos - 154
  • Morro Bay - 140
  • Pismo Beach - 126
  • Shandon - 76
  • Santa Margarita - 65
  • Cambria - 57
  • Creston - 38
  • Cayucos - 29
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 26
  • Avila Beach - 13
  • San Simeon - 7

The location of 26 additional cases is under investigation, and another 10 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.