SLO Co. adds 282 new COVID-19 cases over three days; 9 new deaths reported – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

San Luis Obispo County added 282 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county’s total to 17,887 confirmed cases as of February 1.

On Saturday, 164 new cases were reported, 65 new cases were reported on Sunday, and 53 new cases were reported on Monday.

Health officials say 52 people are currently hospitalized. Another 1,184 people are recovering at home and health officials say 16,445 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County is reporting that 15 of the 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds in the county are currently occupied. Thirteen of them are taken by COVID-19 patients.

The county also added nine new COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 177 total deaths attributed to the virus in SLO County.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles – 3,492
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,214
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,362
  • Atascadero – 1,629
  • Nipomo – 1,324
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,269
  • Grover Beach – 737
  • Oceano – 618
  • Templeton – 526
  • San Miguel – 439
  • Los Osos – 413
  • Morro Bay – 366
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 335
  • Pismo Beach – 285
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 206
  • Cambria – 163
  • Shandon – 128
  • Santa Margarita – 120
  • Creston – 76
  • Cayucos – 64
  • Avila Beach – 26
  • San Simeon – 16
  • Bradley – 7

The location of 66 additional cases is under investigation, and another six 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.

San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.

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