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Nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in San Luis Obispo County

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 16:29:49-04

San Luis Obispo County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 356 confirmed cases as of June 16.

Four people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU.

Fifty-six people are recovering at home and 295 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

The health department reports that a total of 14,690 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs.

Free coronavirus tests are currently available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo. This week, pop-up testing clinics are open in Nipomo on Tuesday, June 16, and in Morro Bay on Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 18.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to make an appointment.

Of the total case count, Paso Robles has 127 cases, Atascadero has 54, Nipomo has 40, Arroyo Grande has 32, San Luis Obispo has 27, Templeton has 12, Pismo Beach and San Miguel each have nine cases, Morro Bay has ten, and Grover Beach has six. Eleven inmates at the California Men's Colony have also tested positive for coronavirus. Another 14 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials say 171 of the cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with another person who tested positive for the virus, 123 cases have been determined to be the result of community transmission, and 56 cases are from travel. Six cases are still under investigation.

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