Another SLO County deputy tests positive for coronavirus

A fifth San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy tested positive for the coronavirus, as the county sets another record for the number of people hospitalized with the virus.

While in home quarantine, after exposure to a person with the virus, the deputy fell ill and tested positive on July 25. That makes a total of five deputies who have tested positive for the virus: three correctional deputies and two patrol deputies. Of those, one has returned to work.

In addition, four inmates at the jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.

During the past five days, there have been 277 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles leads with 53 new cases, followed by Atascadero with 30, and Nipomo with 25.

Of the 1,644 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 1,209 individuals have recovered, and nine have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 15 people in the hospital — four in intensive care, and 411 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 411
  • San Luis Obispo — 234
  • Nipomo — 230
  • Atascadero — 187
  • Arroyo Grande — 136
  • Grover Beach — 78
  • Templeton — 61
  • San Miguel — 47
  • Oceano — 45
  • Pismo Beach — 43
  • Los Osos — 34
  • Morro Bay — 24
  • Cambria — 20
  • Santa Margarita — 17
  • CMC — 11
  • Cayucos — 10
  • Shandon — 9
  • Avila Beach — 6
  • Other county cases — 41

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 466,825 positive cases, and 8,545 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 4,433,410 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 150,444 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 16,659,005 cases with 656,849 dead.

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