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Coronavirus cases in SLO County now at 33, according to health officials

Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 22:23:09-04

San Luis Obispo County Health officials announced Monday the increase of coronavirus cases in the county.

Health officials say there are now 33 coronavirus cases, with seven on the coast, 12 in North County, two in central SLO County, and 12 in South County.

There are three patients in the 0-18 age range, 21 in the 19-64 age range and nine in the 65 and up age range.

So far, 28 are recovering at home, one is in the hospital and one is in the ICU. Three of the patients have recovered.

Nineteen of the cases are travel-related, six are from person-to-person contact, three are community acquired, and five are unknown at this time.

There have been no deaths related to the coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County.

County officials are calling for blood donors. While blood is not needed to treat coronavirus patients, blood supplies are low right now. To donate blood, call Vitalant at 877-827-4376 or visit vitalant.org.

For more information on San Luis Obispo County's response to the coronavirus, visit readyslo.org. Residents may also call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 or the Public Health Recorded Line at (805) 788-2903.