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SLO County reports 44 new cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:27:21-04

San Luis Obispo County reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 1,970 confirmed cases as of August 5.

County officials say issues with the electronic system for lab records are causing a statewide delay in case reporting, so these latest numbers may be less than the true number of new cases in the county.

Seventeen people are hospitalized, including seven patients who are in the ICU.

Another 309 people are recovering at home and 1,598 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had a total of 16 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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

A pop-up testing clinic will be open in Atascadero from Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 20.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 518
  • San Luis Obispo - 272
  • Nipomo - 266
  • Atascadero - 219
  • Arroyo Grande - 151
  • Grover Beach - 98
  • Templeton - 80
  • San Miguel - 63
  • Oceano - 59
  • Pismo Beach - 44
  • Los Osos - 40
  • Cambria - 27
  • Morro Bay - 27
  • Santa Margarita - 19
  • Shandon - 13
  • Cayucos - 10
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 5

The location of three cases is listed as "under investigation," and another 49 are listed as "other," which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.