San Luis Obispo County is reporting that residents of 12 counties who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.
Health officials say the patient was in their 80s and lived at the Vineyard Hills Health Center where there was an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and staff.
The qualified nursing facility in Templeton had a total of four residents and former residents dying after contracting the virus. Two of those deaths were reported on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health says it is working with the facility’s owner, Compass Health, to stop the spread of the infection and prevent a larger outbreak. What has been reported includes the isolation of those who are sick and ongoing testing.
San Luis Obispo County also reported 21new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,710 confirmed cases as of July 29.
Thirteen people are in hospital, including four patients in the ICU.
Another 381 people are recovering at home, and 1,304 people have recovered.
San Luis Obispo County had a total of 12 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
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Health officials say 484 cases, or about 28% of the county total, are the result of the patient having direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 406 cases are attributed to community outbreaks; and, 127 cases are the result of out-of-county travel. Another 693 cases are still under investigation.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles – 431
- Nipomo – 239
- Templeton – 63
- Ocean – 48
- Prisoners of the Men’s Colony in California – 11
An additional 38 cases are found in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Department of Public Health is not identifying those localities. The location of 13 cases is listed as “under investigation.”
Health officials will hold a live award Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the county’s KSBY News coronavirus response will stream live at a press conference starting at 3.15pm on ksby. com / live.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.