According to the latest restart data released on Tuesday, the COVID-19 adjusted case rate in San Luis Obispo County has dropped to 9.4.
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Last Tuesday, the adjusted case rate in SLO County was 15.6. Since the cancellation of home orders in Southern California and the county̵
The county’s positive rate has also declined this week, and the overall positive rate and the healthy place index (HPI) positive rate are currently at the orange level (3.2% and 3.8%, respectively). In such another week, the county may enter a less restrictive level.
The county public health officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, previously stated that if the positive rate in SLO County remains at the orange level for two weeks, it can migrate from the purple layer to the red layer. Otherwise, the county’s adjusted medical record rate will have to be 7 or lower.
San Luis Obispo County public health officials also reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. As of February 23, the total number of confirmed cases in the county was 19,500.
The county has also increased the number of deaths related to COVID-19. To date, SLO County has recorded 221 deaths related to the virus.
Health officials said 22 people are currently hospitalized. Another 596 people are recovering at home, and health officials say 18,642 people have recovered.
Currently, 19 of the county’s 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds are occupied. Seven of them were taken by COVID-19 patients.
Cases are broken down by location:
- Paso Robles-3,859
- San Luis Obispo-3,660
- California Men’s Colony (Prisoners)-2,377
- Arroyo Grande-1,375
- Grover Beach-803
- San Miguel-481
- Morro Bay-400
- California Institute of Technology (Campus Residents)-341
- Pismo Beach-309
- Atascadero State Hospital (patient) -206
- Saint Margaret-128
- Avila Beach-27
- San Simeon-21
Another 50 cases are under investigation, and another 8 are classified as “other”, including communities with fewer than five cases. The public health department has not determined these locations.
Community COVID-19 testing sites are currently open to the public in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, and Nepomo.
You can make appointments, but you can also accept appointments now. Click here to schedule an appointment.
San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating medical workers and residents over 65. For details on how to make an appointment, click here.
For more information about the county’s COVID-19 response, please visit readyslo.org.