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SLO County reports 184 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:20:16-05

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

Health officials say one of the patients was in their 40s, four were in their 80s, and one was in their 90s. All reportedly had underlying health conditions.

The county also added 184 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 7,895 confirmed cases as of December 15.

Twenty-two people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU. Another 1,386 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,429 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 52 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,868
  • San Luis Obispo - 1,719
  • Atascadero - 725
  • Nipomo - 558
  • Arroyo Grande - 549
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 465
  • Grover Beach - 287
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • San Miguel - 248
  • Templeton - 246
  • Oceano - 243
  • Los Osos - 140
  • Morro Bay - 133
  • Pismo Beach - 123
  • Shandon - 73
  • Santa Margarita - 59
  • Cambria - 53
  • Creston - 38
  • Cayucos - 28
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 26
  • Avila Beach - 13
  • San Simeon - 7

The location of 28 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.