Coronavirus cases surge in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County saw its biggest jump on Friday of confirmed coronavirus cases, following an increase in testing from private labs.

After averaging about two new cases a day, on Wednesday the county had eight confirmed cases, seven on Thursday and 14 on Friday. Currently, there are only three coronavirus patients in the hospital, a large decline from April 1 when 10 people were hospitalized.

At the same time, private labs have increased testing, and lowered illness requirements.

Of the 163 confirmed cases of coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County, 119 individuals have recovered and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are three people in the hospital — with one in intensive care, and 40 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 47
  • Atascadero 28
  • Arroyo Grande — 19
  • Nipomo — 15
  • San Luis Obispo — 14
  • Templeton — 8
  • San Miguel — 7
  • Pismo Beach — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Other county cases — 12

In California, there have been 40,812 positive cases and 1,594 deaths.

Currently, more than 912,838 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 51,607 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 2,813,538 cases with 196,412 dead.

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One Comment about “Coronavirus cases surge in San Luis Obispo County”

  1. seeker says:

    More information is needed to determine whether there is truly a spike or whether there is just more testing, but in either event, it looks as though it is more prevalent than we have been led to believe by the very limited testing, and the Governor may be right and our County officials may be wrong. It may truly be too early to ease up on restrictions.

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