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SLO County reports death of resident with COVID-19; 2,254 total cases

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 16:52:15-04

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the death of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say the patient was in their 60s and suffered from chronic health conditions.

San Luis Obispo County has now had 16 deaths attributed to COVID-19. One additional death is under investigation.

The Public Health Department also reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

An additional 32 cases were reported on Saturday and 44 cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the county's total to 2,254 confirmed cases as of August 10.

Twenty people are hospitalized, including six patients who are in the ICU.

Another 378 people are recovering at home and 1,839 people have recovered.

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

The testing clinic in Atascadero is open Monday through Thursday from August 10 to August 20.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles - 606
  • Nipomo - 282
  • San Luis Obispo - 272
  • Atascadero - 251
  • Arroyo Grande - 163
  • California Men's Colony - 110
  • Grover Beach - 107
  • Templeton - 87
  • San Miguel - 81
  • Oceano - 66
  • Pismo Beach - 48
  • Los Osos - 44
  • Morro Bay - 30
  • Cambria - 28
  • Santa Margarita - 23
  • Shandon - 16
  • Cayucos - 13
  • Avila Beach - 7
  • 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.

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