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SLO County reports 257 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, no new deaths

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 18:34:19-04

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials on Friday reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Tuesday.

No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported. SLO County has had a total of 324 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Currently, health officials say 1,145 people are recovering from COVID-19 at home while 32 people are hospitalized, including six patients who are in the ICU.

Since the start of the pandemic, San Luis Obispo County has recorded a total of 28,208 positive cases.

The health department released updated information Friday about the vaccine status of local COVID-19 cases. Since June 15, residents who are not fully vaccinated have made up nearly 77% of all cases, nearly 84% of hospitalizations, and about 78% of deaths.

Health officials say more than 71% of eligible San Luis Obispo County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 64% are fully vaccinated.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, visit myturn.ca.gov. For information on mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics in San Luis Obispo County, click here.

Free coronavirus testing is available to the public at the Morro Bay Veterans Memorial Building, the old train station in Paso Robles, the San Luis Obispo Veteran's Hall, and at 1336 Ramona Ave. Unit A in Grover Beach. All four locations are open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to register for an appointment. A limited number of walk-ins are being accepted.

Local urgent cares and many pharmacies also offer testing, but health officials say some facilities have seen an increase in testing appointments, so calling ahead is encouraged.

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

To learn more about San Luis Obispo County's coronavirus response, visit readyslo.org.