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Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO Co. Thursday

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:49:18-04

San Luis Obispo County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 184 cases as of April 30.

Seven people are now hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Health officials say another 32 patients are recovering at home and 144 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death from the coroanvirus.

All three of the new cases are in Paso Robles, which now has a total of 61 cases to date.

Atascadero has 31 cases, Arroyo Grande has 19, San Luis Obispo and Nipomo each have 14 cases, Templeton, San Miguel and Pismo Beach each have seven cases, and Morro Bay has six.

Another ten patients live in communities with less than five cases and the public health department is not disclosing those locations.

Eight patients are inmates at the California Men's Colony.

According to the Public Health Department, at total of 2,890 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the county's lab and at private labs.

At a news briefing on Wednesday, County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said the county is working with OptumServe to set up two coronavirus testing sites that will be open starting next week. Dr. Borenstein said the clinics would be set up in Paso Robles and Grover Beach, operating from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment only. More information is expected to be released in the coming days.

To learn more about the county's COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.