San Luis Obispo County added 30 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total number of locally positive people tested for COVID-19 from March to 1,740, according to ReadySLO.org.
On Thursday, there were a total of 378 local COVID-19 active cases.
Two other San Luis Obispo County residents died because of COVID-19, the county said Thursday.
New cases of COVID-19 by city and age
In Northern County, Atascadero added five cases of coronavirus and Templeton added two. Shandon added one. Paso Robles added 14 cases Thursday.
In South County, Grover Beach and Oceano added one case each. Pismo Beach reduced one case to its count.
In the North Coast area, Los Osos added one COVID-19 case.
The city of San Luis Obispo has added two cases.
Three new cases of COVID-19 were still under investigation
Of the most recent local cases, six involve people aged 50 and over, while 24 involve people under the age of 50.
Of the new COVID-19 cases, 30 of the newest cases are under investigation, the county said. It is unclear how the other cases were transmitted.
SLO County coronavirus cases with numbers
A majority of San Luis Obispo County residents who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 – 1,348 – have fully recovered from the disease.
A total of 360 people are still recovering at home. Of the 17 patients receiving hospital care, three remain in intensive care units.
A total of 14 San Luis Obispo County residents died due to COVID-19, according to ReadySLO.org.
According to the county Department of Public Health, cases are classified by zip code rather than by city or town boundaries.
The Paso Robles area continues to have the most COVID-19 cases in the county with 445.
San Luis Obispo has 237 cases and Nipomo has 239 cases. Atascadero has 204, and Arroyo Grande has 138 cases.
Grover Beach has 82 cases, Templeton has 65, San Miguel has 47 and Oceano has 49 COVID-19 cases.
Pismo Beach has 44 cases, Los Osos has 35 and Morro Bay has 25 cases.
Cambria has 23 cases and Santa Margarita has 17. Cayucos has nine cases, Shandon has 10 and Avila Beach has six.
The California Men’s Colony reported 11 prisoners with positive coronavirus results.
Other areas – defined as cities or communities with less than five cases – have a total of 38 cases. And 16 cases are listed as under investigation.
In total, 320 cases involve people aged 50 to 64, while 177 cases involve people aged 65 to 84, and 42 involve people over 85 years.
There are 542 residents aged 30 to 49 who tested positive for COVID-19 and 485 residents aged 18 to 29. The remaining 172 cases involve people aged 17 and under.
The ages of patients in both cases remain under investigation.
In total, 484 cases were acquired from person-to-person contact, meaning that the patient came into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. A total of 127 cases are related to travel, according to ReadySLO.org.
Another 406 cases were acquired through community outreach, meaning that patients do not know if they have been in direct contact with a confirmed case and have not acquired COVID-19 with travel.
And 723 cases of coronavirus are still under investigation by county contact tracers.
San Luis Obispo County public and private health laboratories performed at least 37,238 tests locally. Between Wednesday and Thursday, 410 tests were performed.
Where to get a COVID-19 test
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, San Luis Obispo County says it can no longer cope with rising demand for testing.
On July 8, a county public health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein requested that only community members with COVID-19 symptoms and those working in high-risk environments, such as essential workers and living facilities that come together, are tested.
Free COVID-19 tests are available at ongoing sites in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.
▪ Grover Beach: 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave.
▪ San Luis Obispo: 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday. Veterans Memorial Hall, 801 Grand Ave.
Testing is available through private health care providers, urgent care centers and the San Obispo County San Lab Obispo County Public Health Lab.
Visit ReadySLO.org for the latest public health updates and recommendations.
To make an appointment, visit EmergencySLO.org/testing; you can register by phone at 888-634-1123.
The county continues to demand that people limit large social gatherings and wear surface coatings in public spaces when physical distance cannot be maintained, according to the state mandate issued by the Govt. Gavin Newsom.