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SLO County reports 56 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 16:39:37-04

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

Health officials say one of the patients was in their 90s and the other two were in their 80s. All reportedly had underlying health conditions.

The county also added 56 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 3,278 confirmed cases as of September 14.

Twenty-eight cases were added on Saturday, 19 cases were added on Sunday, and nine cases were added Monday.

Eleven people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU.

Another 190 people are recovering at home and 3,048 have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 26 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 780
  • San Luis Obispo - 542
  • Atascadero - 354
  • Nipomo - 330
  • California Men's Colony (inmates) - 282
  • Arroyo Grande - 201
  • Grover Beach - 151
  • Templeton - 124
  • San Miguel - 115
  • Oceano - 103
  • Los Osos - 55
  • Pismo Beach - 54
  • Morro Bay - 50
  • Cambria - 33
  • Shandon - 31
  • Santa Margarita - 26
  • Cayucos - 17
  • Creston - 9
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • San Simeon - 6

The location of two cases is listed as "under investigation," and another six 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 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Morro Bay.

The pop-up testing clinic at the Morro Bay Veteran's Memorial Building will be open through September 18.

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.