Cornavirus cases in SLO County jump to 67, increase in community spread

March 28, 2020

San Luis Obispo county hits 67 coronavirus cases, sees an increase in unknown community acquired transmissions. A week ago, most residents contracted the virus while traveling outside the country or from a family member and now most are community spread.

For the sickest patients, ventilators offer the best chance of survival. County officials continue to struggle to obtain additional ventilators. At this time, there are 60 ventilators in the county, with 34 available.

Two coronavirus patients are currently on ventilators. Twenty-five new ventilators are scheduled to arrive in the county on April 3.

As of Saturday afternoon, of the 67 San Luis Obispo County residents who have tested positive for the virus, nine are in the hospital — with two in intensive care, 13 people have recovered, and 45 of the infected individuals are recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 19
  • Arroyo Grande — 11
  • Atascadero — 10
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • San Luis Obispo — 6
  • Templeton — 5
  • Other county cases — 10

Three San Luis Obispo County individuals with the Coronavirus are under 18 years of age, 27 are between the ages of 18 to 49 years of age, 17 are between the ages of 50 to 64 years of age, and 20 are 65 and above.

Increases in the number of cases in California continues to grow at an high rate. As of Saturday, there have been 5,549 positive cases and 119 deaths.

Currently, more than 123,498 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 2,211 have died, 515 perished on Friday.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 663,168 cases with more than 30,855 dead, 3,505 died on Friday.


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mazin

Dr. Fauci lifting lockdown “matter of weeks”, depends on 15-min FDA approved COVID-19 test, test maybe out by 4/1, Business Insider 3/29


mullyman

First I want to thank all the Medical staff who are on the front lines of this and the first responders,

but the news media is not helping by making this a political thing

QUIT THE POLITICAL BULL—T . Today on meet the press Chuck Todd tried his best to get different people to condemn the President for the actions he has taken trying to say the Pres didn’t do things fast enough etc. Biden said he would of done things different and sooner. Its easy to make statements after you know the facts but doing things at a time of unknown is a lot different. As everyone knows the government operates in slow and weird ways the majority of the time but I feel they are doing the best they can at this time and it will get better when everyone really starts working together.


mercut1469

Well, I totally agree that this should not be politicized. I believe that this pandemic would have probably gone down the same way if the president had been Clinton or Bush or Obama. But Mr. Trump does not help himself or the nation by literally contradicting himself or his advisors almost daily.


He should simply express his concern and sympathy for the sick and dying, but then turn over things to his experts. Fauci and Birx are perfectly capable of delivering the correct messages. In other words, I wish Mr. Trump would play a little more golf and less time sending mixed messages about this crisis.


mazin

Dislike criticism of Trump, fine. Media pounding, that’s their job. Without media, you get cover ups, 1) authoritarian gov’t ruling China covering up outbreak & # of cases; 2) local media cover up for Adam Hill’s psychological problems & corruption. Courageous, open media is how society discovers truth. Trump is incompetent & needs to be exposed. Election coming up, chance for new President. Media & commercials are going to be firing on all cylinders on both sides.

Disease FACTS & medical equipment shortages know in January & February. Trump was stupid. Trump fired US pandemic health experts in May 2018. Trump administration decided not to use the internationally available COVID-19 kit. Then made a bad US test kit.

Trump & Fox made it political. Who wants to sign the universal welfare helicopter money checks? Trump. The juvenile needs to accept responsibly. My dog doesn’t like his nose rubbed in his poop, but it educates. Get used to it.


derasmus

@authoritarian …Chinese..” really? That’s your play?


FACT: Trump has been tougher on China than the last three administrations combined. On top of that he had the foresight to cancel flights from China weeks ago. What did the media, and the Dems (including Biden) and CNN, MSLSD and the rest say about that?

They called him a racist xenophobic…bla..bla…


People are really hurting and need economic relief, yet Nancy came in at the 11th hour with what amounted to a shakedown of the American public. So shameful was it that she was even scolded by none other than AOC! Money for more abortions, solar panels, and a host of social engineering pork, oink, oink…shameful!


Your Trump Derangement is coming through loud and clear. This guy could cure cancer and end world hunger and you and your side would still be screaming about Russian collusion, racism, and the usual liteny…


mercut1469

Ok, so let’s politicize it then. There is one simple fact that the Trump administration cannot simply write off by claiming that they are doing such a “great job.”


The first coronavirus case diagnosed in South Korea was on Jan. 20. That is the exact same day that the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in the U.S. South Korean officials immediately began ramping up testing.


The Trump administration rejected tests approved by WHO only to botch the original roll-out of testing, losing about a month and a half.


Today, South Korea has under 10,000 cases with only 158 dead. The U.S. has more than 154,000 cases with over 2,800 dead and that number expected to reach at least 100,000. For perspective, we have 6.5 times more population than South Korea yet we have 15 times more cases than they do and 18 times the number of deaths.


What separates us so much from South Korea? Could it be that their government took this seriously and didn’t say some “miracle” would happen and we would be unaffected.


So, again, my apologies for politicizing the worst catastrophe in American history under the least competent president we’ve had since James Buchanan.


mazin

I did not see Meet the Press as political bull or unfair to Trump. You decide:



Snoid

Reading Yahoo’s headline stories, which are never false or bias might I ad, its pretty clear people aren’t taking things seriously. Heavily populated areas like Chicago,New York, New Orleans, etc the spread seems unstoppable. Now included are “places where wealthy people gather” like some of the famous ski resorts in Co and abroad. So whats a person to do? Quarantine which is an act of war in Cuomo’s words, or back off let people run wild and run its course? Seems we cant win as people continue recklessly going about things and spreading the virus.


RalphKane

Prediction: In the absence of federal or even state action, isolated rural communities will form armed vigilante groups to keep diseased urban outsiders out, and will dare anyone to stop them.


If you drill down to the local news level, this is already brewing in Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Idaho and Utah.


mazin

Interesting, can you give sites?


modernwelding

Information sources have bias. Do we listen to multiple sources, or watch, read, listen only to what pleases us?


MBnatv

Just got off a call with a friend that lives in the thick of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan He is high risk. 64, smoker, drinker and a recent stint in his heart. He is feeling very healthy. Hmmm?