Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County; total now 104

Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 16:16:13-04

San Luis Obispo County is reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county's total to 104 as of April 9.

Three patients are hospitalized, including two in the ICU. Twenty-five people are recovering at home and health officials say 75 have fully recovered from the illness.

One person has died of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County.

Of the 104 positive cases in San Luis Obispo County, 29 are in Paso Robles, 20 are in Atascadero, 14 are in Arroyo Grande, eight are in San Luis Obispo, and the communities of Morro Bay, Templeton, and Nipomo each have six cases.

The remaining 15 patients live in communities that have less than five cases each and the county health department is not identifying those communities.

To date, the county has conducted 617 coronavirus tests. Health officials say 44 of those tests have been positive while 60 additional positive cases have been detected at private labs. The total number of tests conducted at private labs is unknown.

County health officials are encouraging anyone with even mild symptoms to seek testing for coronavirus.

For more information on COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County, visit To speak to someone, call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.