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SLO County reports 4 more deaths attributed to COVID-19

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Dec 29, 2020

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

Health officials say the patients were between the ages of 80 and 100-years-old.

San Luis Obispo County has now had 74 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county also added 63 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 9,602 confirmed cases as of December 29.

On Monday, county health officials said they expect the daily case counts to rise in the coming days because of a discrepancy between the county and state's reporting and a lull in testing over the holiday weekend.

Currently, 59 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County, including 12 patients who are in the ICU. Another 2,034 people are recovering at home and health officials say 7,421 people have recovered.

According to the State of California's online COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently 23 ICU beds available in San Luis Obispo County.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 2,171
  • San Luis Obispo - 2,067
  • Atascadero - 846
  • Arroyo Grande - 677
  • Nipomo - 653
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 652
  • Grover Beach - 381
  • Oceano - 323
  • Templeton - 294
  • San Miguel - 277
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) - 256
  • Los Osos - 192
  • Morro Bay - 180
  • Pismo Beach - 145
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) - 107
  • Shandon - 85
  • Santa Margarita - 82
  • Cambria - 66
  • Creston - 41
  • Cayucos - 39
  • Avila Beach - 14
  • San Simeon - 8

The location of 34 additional cases is under investigation, and another 12 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.