SLO County reports 148 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

San Luis Obispo County added 148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 18,186 confirmed cases as of February 3.

The county also reported nine new COVID-19 related deaths. To date, there have been 187 total deaths attributed to the virus in SLO County.

Health officials say 46 people are currently hospitalized. Another 1,025 people are recovering at home and health officials say 16,900 people have recovered.

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

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles – 3,557
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,311
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,366
  • Atascadero – 1,664
  • Nipomo – 1,347
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,284
  • Grover Beach – 743
  • Oceano – 628
  • Templeton – 535
  • San Miguel – 446
  • Los Osos – 421
  • Morro Bay – 366
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 335
  • Pismo Beach – 287
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 207
  • Cambria – 165
  • Shandon – 131
  • Santa Margarita – 121
  • Creston – 76
  • Cayucos – 64
  • Avila Beach – 26
  • San Simeon – 18
  • Bradley – 7

The location of 75 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.