San Luis Obispo County reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 2,579 confirmed cases as of August 19.
It's the lowest single-day total since just three cases were reported on June 21. On Tuesday, nine cases were reported.
An additional death was also announced Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the county to 20.
The health department says the person vulnerable to serious illness "because they were in their 80s and had chronic health conditions."
Nineteen people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.
Another 408 people are recovering at home and 2,131 people have recovered. That number is up 36 from Tuesday.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles - 667
- Nipomo - 294
- San Luis Obispo - 293
- Atascadero - 289
- California Men's Colony (inmates) - 219
- Arroyo Grande - 173
- Grover Beach - 122
- Templeton - 100
- San Miguel - 96
- Oceano - 85
- Pismo Beach - 49
- Los Osos - 47
- Morro Bay - 35
- Cambria - 30
- Santa Margarita - 23
- Shandon - 16
- Cayucos - 13
- Avila Beach - 8
- San Simeon - 6
The location of three cases is listed as "under investigation," and another eleven 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 Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.
The testing clinic in Atascadero will be open through August 20. It will then be moved to Nipomo starting August 24 and remain open Mondays through Thursdays until September 3.
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.