San Luis Obispo County reports the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19.
Health officials say the patient was over 80 years old and had underlying health conditions.
San Luis Obispo County also added 343 new cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the county’s total number to 8,803 confirmed cases starting Dec. 21.
On Saturday, the county reported 229 new cases, the highest number of cases in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. Another 60 cases were reported on Sunday and 54 cases were reported on Monday.
The county’s previous record was set on December 10, when 196 cases were reported.
Forty-one people are hospitalized, including nine patients in intensive care. Another 1,782 people are recovering at home, and health officials say 6,909 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County had 60 COVID-19 deaths.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles – 2,037
- San Luis Obispo – 1924
- Atascadero – 765
- 610. Arroyo Grande
- Nipomo – 599
- California Men’s Colony (detainees) – 572
- Grover Beach – 340
- Ocean – 289
- Templeton – 278
- San Miguel – 263
- Poly Horse (campus residents) – 256
- Bears – 168
- Morro Bay – 155
- Pismo Beach – 132
- Shandon – 79
- Saint Margaret – 73
- Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 71
- Cambria – 61
- Creston – 40
- Cayucos – 32
- Avila Beach – 13
- San Simeon – 7
The location of an additional 28 cases is under investigation, and another 11 are listed as “other”, which includes communities with less than five cases. The Department of Public Health does not identify these locations.
COVID-19 community testing sites are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach and Nipomo.
Appointments are required in all locations. Click here to schedule an appointment.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.