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21 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in San Luis Obispo County

Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 23:24:03-04
21 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in San Luis Obispo County

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is reporting at least 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

According to the health department, 12 of those patients are between 19 and 64-years-old; nine of those cases are in individuals 65-years-old and older and there are no confirmed cases in people 18 years old and under.

Here's a look at the number of cases by region:

  • Coast (5)
  • North County (8)
  • Central (1)
  • South County (7)

Twenty of the patients are self-isolating at home, while one of them is currently hospitalized in the ICU, according to local health officials.

Here's a look at the route of transmission of those cases:

  • Travel Related: 12
  • Person to Person: 5
  • Community Spread: 2
  • Unknown: 2

A total of 262 people have been tested to date.

The county is also offering free food and medication delivery service to seniors and residents with chronic illnesses.

In a press conference Saturday afternoon, Wade Horton, the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director, said two trailers arrived at 40 Prado in San Luis Obispo and Echo Homeless Shelter in Atascadero.

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