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SLO County reports 67 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 23:20:17-04

County health officials say there are 67 confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County as of Saturday afternoon.

Out of the 67 positive cases, 45 individuals are recovering at home, 13 have recovered and nine have been hospitalized, according to health officials.

County health officials say two of the nine hospitalized patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit.

There are no reported COVID-19-related deaths in San Luis Obispo County.

Health officials say 19 of the 67 confirmed cases are in Paso Robles, 11 are in Arroyo Grande, 10 are in Atascadero, six are in Morro Bay, six are in the city of San Luis Obispo, five are in Templeton and 10 are in cities or towns with less than five positive cases. This means there are 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases in north county, 16 in south county, 11 on the coast and six in central county.

Officials say 27 of those cases are in individuals between ages 18-49, 20 are in people ages 65 and older, 17 are in people between ages 50-64 and three are in patients 17 years old or younger.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says out of 378 tests conducted at the health department, 30 have tested positive. Thirty-seven cases have been detected at private labs.

Twenty-two of the 67 positive coronavirus cases were transmitted through recent travel outside of San Luis Obispo County, 14 were spread via person-to-person contact to a known positive case and 13 were acquired from the community and not travel-related nor contact to a known case. Eighteen cases remain under investigation, health officials said.