SLO County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 400 new cases since Tuesday

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 13, 2021

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials reported Friday that two more county residents have died due to COVID-19.

Officials say the two people were in their 80s and 90s.

To date, San Luis Obispo County has had 271 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Health officials say SLO County has added 400 new cases of COVID-19 just since Tuesday.

Twenty-eight people are currently hospitalized with coronavirus, including eight patients who are in the ICU.

County officials say they sequence a subset of all positive COVID-19 results to identify which strain of the virus caused the infection, and in the past week, all of the cases sequenced were of the Delta variant.

SLO County Public Health is now reporting COVID-19 case data twice a week - on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Since the start of the pandemic, San Luis Obispo County has recorded a total of 23,359 cases of COVID-19.

The following data show the increase in cases by occupation:

  • Unknown: +263 to 5,081
  • Incarcerated: +4 to 2,612
  • Higher education: +5 to 2526
  • Office, Management, Sales or Retail: +38 to 2137
  • Educational and child care settings: +13 to 2,129
  • Craftsman, Construction Workers, etc.: +14 to 1,819
  • Retired: +23 to 1,784
  • Unemployed: +12 to 1,632
  • Health Care and Dental: +16 to 1,063
  • Professional, Technical and related…+5 to 824
  • Food service: +4 to 751
  • First Responders: +2 to 650
  • Agriculture: +1 to 318
  • No change to veterinarians and other animal health, military recruit or trainee or other.

SLO County Public Health is offering $25 gift cards to residents who get vaccinated this August at Public Health clinics. To make a vaccine appointment, visit or call (833) 422-4255. Walk-ins are also accepted at the county clinics. Click here for a list of locations.