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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in SLO Co.; total now 134

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Apr 21, 2020

San Luis Obispo County reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 134 as of April 21.

Health officials say one person is in the ICU. Of the other patients, 17 are recovering at home and 115 are recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death from the novel coronavirus.

Paso Robles has the most cases -- 34. Atascadero has 23 cases, Arroyo Grande has 19, San Luis Obispo has 15, Nipomo has 12, Templeton has seven, Morro Bay has six, and Pismo Beach has five. Thirteen additional cases are in cities or towns with less than five cases each. The Public Health Department is not identifying those communities.

Public Health reports it has conducted 885 tests to date with 49 positive results. An additional 85 cases have been detected at private labs. The total number of tests conducted at private labs is unknown at this time.

Health officials say 46 patients contracted the virus as a result of travel, 45 people had direct contact with someone else who was confirmed positive, and 43 cases are the result of community spread.

There are six patients aged 17 and under, 49 patients between the ages of 18 and 49, 42 between the ages of 50 and 64, and 37 cases in people 65 or older.

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