Coronavirus cases falling in San Luis Obispo County

The average number of daily COVID-19 infections in San Luis Obispo County has plummeted over the past week, with 50% of eligible residents having received at least one vaccine dose.

The unadjusted weekly average fell from 7.9 per 100,000 people last week to 5.7 per 100,000 currently, according to California case statistics. To move into the less restrictive yellow tier, SLO County needs to have an adjusted case rate of two per 100,000 people or lower.

During the past seven days, SLO County reported 66 new cases. Of those, San Luis Obispo leads with 24 cases, followed by Paso Robles with 13 and both Atascadero and Arroyo Grande with seven.

As of Monday afternoon, 21,196 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 260 have died. There is one SLO County residents in the hospital intensive care unit receiving treatment for the virus.

Cases by area:

  • San Luis Obispo – 4,265
  • Paso Robles – 4,147
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,384
  • Atascadero – 2,024
  • Nipomo – 1,575
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,487
  • Grover Beach – 884
  • Oceano – 695
  • Templeton – 634
  • San Miguel – 527
  • Los Osos – 495
  • Morro Bay – 437
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 377
  • Pismo Beach – 341
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 207
  • Cambria – 183
  • Santa Margarita – 149
  • Shandon – 141
  • Creston – 89
  • Cayucos – 70
  • Avila Beach – 31
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

There have been 3,746,563 positive cases, and 61,948 deaths in California.

More than 33,224,223 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 591,484 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 154,142,43 cases with 3,226,009 dead.

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