Health officials warn SLO Co. could end up on states COVID-19 watch list – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officials revealed Tuesday that they expect San Luis Obispo County will wind up on the states COVID-19 “watch list” soon.
Over the weekend, the county reportedly went beyond the states COVID-19 case rate requirements.
Health authorities say the county has actually seen a rate of about 114 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14-day duration and the states threshold disappears than 100 cases per 100,000 population.
” Our transmission rate does not tell the entire story, but it is potentially a leading indication,” stated Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “These numbers are a strong pointer that we are bringing COVID-19 home-from travel, from work, from outings-and we need take all the needed preventative measures to ensure that SLO County can stay open and our health care system can continue to care for the ill.”
The county is still fulfilling other metrics, nevertheless, including screening and hospitalization rates and the availability of hospital beds.
Twenty-three counties are currently on the states tracking list. That includes Monterey, Santa Barbara, Kern, and Kings counties, which all border San Luis Obispo County.
Those counties have been bought by the state to close certain business sectors, such as bars, theater, and indoor restaurant dining.
” The people of SLO County can turn this around if we each do our part,” Dr. Borenstein stated. “Wear face coverings in public, stay at home when youre ill, keep a safe distance from others you dont cope with, practice great hygiene, and stay close to house. These simple things can assist SLO County stay healthy and open.”
San Luis Obispo County reported 43 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the countys overall to 808 cases as of July 7.
Thirteen individuals are hospitalized, including five patients who remain in the ICU.
Another 207 people are recuperating in your home and 586 have actually recuperated.
San Luis Obispo County has actually had actually two deaths associated to COVID-19.
County health authorities say they are dealing with 2 regional domestic care centers that recently had break outs. 3 citizens at the Village at Sydney Creek in San Luis Obispo and one team member at Vineyard Hills in Templeton have tested favorable for coronavirus, according to the health department.
One round of testing has supposedly been performed at Sydney Creek without any new cases and health officials say another round of tests will take place next week. They state Vineyard Hills has been cleared through testing.
Free COVID-19 tests are currently available to the general public in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.
The pop-up screening clinic in Atascadero will just be open through Thursday, July 9. It will transfer to Nipomo next week and will be open from Monday, July 13, to Thursday, July 16.
Appointments are needed at all areas. Click on this link to set up a visit.
Health officials state 330, or about 41%, of the countys overall cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who evaluated favorable for the virus; 270 cases are attributed to community spread; and, 91 cases are the outcome of travel outside the county. Another 117 cases are still under examination.
Breakdown of cases by location:

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An extra 13 cases are in communities with less than five cases, and the Public Health Department is not determining those areas. The area of one case is listed as “unknown.”.
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