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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co. on Friday

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co. on Friday
Posted at 1:11 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 01:02:36-04

San Luis Obispo County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county's total to 253 cases as of May 22.

It's the third day in a row the county has reported two cases per day.

Health officials say three people are hospitalized with the virus, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Twenty-two people are recovering at home and 227 people have recovered.

Both of the new cases reported Friday are in Paso Robles, which now has a total of 103 cases to date.

Atascadero has 38 cases, Arroyo Grande has 22, Nipomo has 18, San Luis Obispo has 17, Pismo Beach has nine, San Miguel and Templeton each have eight, and Morro Bay has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for coronavirus. Another 13 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

The health department reports that a total of 8,397 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs.

Two free coronavirus testing clinics are 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.