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Three new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co.; total now 211

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Posted at 12:44 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 15:44:09-04

San Luis Obispo County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 211 cases as of May 7.

Five people are hospitalized, with three of those patients in the ICU.

Another 38 people are recovering at home and 167 people have recovered.

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

All three new cases are in Paso Robles, which has a total case count of 75.

Atascadero has 34, Arroyo Grande has 19, San Luis Obispo has 17, Nipomo has 16, San Miguel has eight, Templeton and Pismo Beach each have seven cases, and Morro Bay has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for the virus. An additional eleven patients live in communities with less than five cases and the Public Health Department is not disclosing those locations.

County health officials say 1,951 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the public health lab and another 2,039 tests have been conducted at private labs.

Two free coronavirus testing clinics are now open in San Luis Obispo County -- in Grover Beach and Paso Robles. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.

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