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SLO County sets another daily COVID-19 record and reports 5 more deaths – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

San Luis Obispo County is reporting the deaths of five more people who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials say two of the patients were in their 70s, one was in their 80s, and two were in their 90s.

San Luis Obispo County also added 258 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, another single-day case count record.

The previous record was set on Saturday when 229 new cases were reported.

This brings the county’s total to 9,061 confirmed cases as of December 22.

Thirty-eight people are hospitalized, including eight patients who are in the ICU. Another 2,012 people are recovering at home and health officials say 6,930 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had 65 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles – 2,092
  • San Luis Obispo – 1,957
  • Atascadero – 785
  • Arroyo Grande – 640
  • Nipomo – 618
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 591
  • Grover Beach – 353
  • Oceano – 302
  • Templeton – 281
  • San Miguel – 266
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 256
  • Los Osos – 172
  • Morro Bay – 165
  • Pismo Beach – 140
  • Shandon – 81
  • Santa Margarita – 76
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 73
  • Cambria – 64
  • Creston – 40
  • Cayucos – 34
  • Avila Beach – 13
  • San Simeon – 7

The location of 43 additional cases is under investigation, and another 12 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.

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

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