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SLO County reports 21st COVID-19 related death

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 19:25:34-04

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was the first local person in their 30s to die of the virus and passed away at a hospital in Santa Barbara County last week.

The patient reportedly had underlying health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County also reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 2,665 confirmed cases as of August 21.

Sixteen people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.

Another 445 people are recovering at home and 2,183 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 21 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 682
  • San Luis Obispo – 305
  • Atascadero - 302
  • Nipomo - 297
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 228
  • Arroyo Grande - 179
  • Grover Beach - 126
  • Templeton - 104
  • San Miguel - 101
  • Oceano - 92
  • Pismo Beach - 49
  • Los Osos - 48
  • Morro Bay - 36
  • Cambria - 31
  • Santa Margarita - 23
  • Shandon - 17
  • Cayucos - 13
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of eight cases is listed as "under investigation," and another eleven are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

COVID-19 tests are currently available to the public in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.

A pop-up testing clinic will be open Mondays through Thursdays in Nipomo from August 24 until September 3.

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.