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Three new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co. on Tuesday

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 18:22:22-04

San Luis Obispo County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 302 confirmed cases as of June 9.

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

Twenty-four people are recovering at home and 272 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

The health department reports that a total of 12,685 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs.

Free coronavirus tests are currently available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo. Tests will also be available on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, at the ECHO parking lot in Atascadero.

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

Paso Robles has had three times as many cases as any other community in San Luis Obispo County. At a Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said the high number of cases was connected to the migrant farmworker community and that the health department is working with employers to encourage testing and ensure farmworkers have safe quarantine housing.

As of Tuesday, Paso Robles has a total of 122 cases, Atascadero has 40, Nipomo has 31, Arroyo Grande has 24, San Luis Obispo has 22, Templeton has ten, Pismo Beach and San Miguel each have nine cases, and Morro Bay has seven. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for coronavirus. Another 17 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

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