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SLO County reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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Feb 20, 2021

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 19,340 confirmed cases as of February 19.

The county also added seven new COVID-19 related deaths. To date, SLO County has recorded 217 deaths attributed to the virus.

Health officials say 22 people are currently hospitalized. Another 684 are recovering at home and health officials say 18,395 people have recovered.

Seventeen of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Nine of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles – 3,823
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,631
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,377
  • Atascadero – 1,794
  • Nipomo – 1,454
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,359
  • Grover Beach – 796
  • Oceano – 664
  • Templeton – 575
  • San Miguel – 472
  • Los Osos – 438
  • Morro Bay – 393
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 339
  • Pismo Beach – 308
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 205
  • Cambria – 174
  • Shandon – 136
  • Santa Margarita – 128
  • Creston – 80
  • Cayucos – 68
  • Avila Beach – 26
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

The locations of 64 additional cases are under investigation, and another eight are listed as “other,” which includes communities with fewer than five cases. The Public Health Department is not identifying those locations.

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

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

San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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

 

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