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SLO County reports 191 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Dec 18, 2020

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

Health officials say one of the patients was in their 80s, one was in their 90s, and one was over the age of 100. All three had underlying health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County also added 191 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 8,460 confirmed cases as of December 18.

Thirty-five people are hospitalized, including eight patients who are in the ICU. Another 1,651 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,706 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 59 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 1,983
  • San Luis Obispo - 1,884
  • Atascadero - 776
  • Arroyo Grande - 589
  • Nipomo - 585
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 472
  • Grover Beach - 325
  • Oceano - 273
  • Templeton - 267
  • San Miguel - 259
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • Los Osos - 157
  • Morro Bay - 148
  • Pismo Beach - 128
  • Shandon - 78
  • Santa Margarita - 68
  • Cambria - 59
  • Creston - 39
  • Cayucos - 31
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 28
  • Avila Beach - 13
  • San Simeon - 7

The location of 25 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.