SLO County reports 242 new COVID-19 cases, another 1 death

San Luis Obispo County added 242 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 9,303 confirmed cases per year. December 23rd.

The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County increased by one to 66 deaths. Health officials say the person who died was in the 90s.

Forty-four people are hospitalized, including six ICU patients. Another 2,213 people have recovered, and health officials say 6,962 people have recovered.

According to the state of California’s online COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently 23 ICU beds available in San Luis Obispo County.

Breakdown of cases by place:

  • Paso Robles – 2,131
  • San Luis Obispo – 2007
  • Atascadero – 813
  • Arroyo Grande – 655
  • Nipomo – 639
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 607
  • Grover Beach – 370
  • Oceano – 312
  • Templeton – 288
  • San Miguel – 271
  • Cal Poly (Campus Residents) – 256
  • Los Osos – 182
  • Morro Bay – 174
  • Pismo Beach – 143
  • Shandon – 84
  • Santa Margarita – 77
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 76
  • Cambria – 66
  • Creston – 41
  • Cayucos – 37
  • Avila Beach – 13
  • San Simeon – 8

The location of 41 additional cases is under investigation, and a further 12 are listed as “other,” which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department does not identify these locations.

Community COVID-19 test sites are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach and Nipomo.

Appointments are required everywhere. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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

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