SLO County reports 2nd COVID-19 related death

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jul 01, 2020

San Luis Obispo County reported Wednesday that a second county resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died.

Health officials say the patient was 94-years-old and had been hospitalized with the virus for about two weeks.

The county also reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 642 cases as of July 1.

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

Another 166 people are recovering at home and 465 people have recovered.

The county's first COVID-19 related death was reported on April 4. The patient was described as being in their 80s with underlying health conditions.

Health officials said no other information about the most recent patient death would be released out of respect for their loved ones.

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Health officials say 269 of the county's total cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 216 cases are attributed to community spread; and, 75 cases are the result of travel outside the county. Eighty-two cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 167
  • San Luis Obispo - 98
  • Nipomo - 90
  • Atascadero - 76
  • Arroyo Grande - 47
  • Templeton - 24
  • Grover Beach - 22
  • Pismo Beach - 17
  • San Miguel - 16
  • Los Osos - 15
  • California Men's Colony inmates - 11
  • Oceano - 11
  • Morro Bay - 10
  • Cambria - 7
  • Shandon - 6

An additional 22 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Public Health Department is not identifying those locations. The location of three cases is listed as "unknown."

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