SLO County coronavirus cases increase to 77, many recovered

March 30, 2020

More than two weeks after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in San Luis Obispo County, 77 residents have tested positive. Of those, 35 percent have recovered.

Contractors have started work on a “step down site” at Cal Poly, for patients able to leave the hospital but who still require medical care. The alternative care facility, slated to open on April 8, can care for as many as 166 patients.

Currently, the county is incurring a slow uptick in the number of newly infected individuals, as many members of the community practice social distancing.

As of Monday afternoon, of the 77 San Luis Obispo County residents who have tested positive for the virus, seven are in the hospital — with one in intensive care, 27 people have recovered, and 43 of the infected individuals are recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 20
  • Atascadero 13
  • Arroyo Grande — 12
  • San Luis Obispo — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Templeton — 6
  • Nipomo — 5
  • Other county cases — 8

Three San Luis Obispo County individuals with the Coronavirus are under 18 years of age, 33 are between the ages of 18 to 49 years of age, 20 are between the ages of 50 to 64 years of age, and 21 are 65 and above.

Increases in the number of cases in California continues to grow at a high rate. As of Monday afternoon, there have been 7,248 positive cases and 142 deaths.

Currently, more than 163,490 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 3,148 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 784,440 cases with more than 37,781 dead.


It’s a bad disease.


Major Story, Trump gov’t stupidity:

US State Dept/USAID Sec’t Pompeo press release 2/7/20 announced shipment 17.8 tons medical masks, gowns & respirators to China, when 2/5/20 health experts & lawmakers were seeking Trump to prepare US for COVID-19. 2/7/20 WHO alerted that supplies were in critically short supply. 1st COVID-19 case in Washington state 1/21/20. Supplies included 200,000 surgical masks and other supplies airlifted from GOLETA’S Direct Relief International. Great organization, but as an American and LOCAL, SUPPLIES NEEDED LOCALLY SHIPPED OVERSEAS!

Trump, 3/13/20: “I don’t take responsibility at all.” Could not agree more.


Hey mazin, stop the pedantic hate. Go donate blood, donate to the food bank… do something positive.

Stop the hate, we are all in this together


I don’t hate but am completely annoyed at what was foreseeable.

As Democritus wandered the streets of Athens holding a lantern in the day light he was asked “What are you doing?” Answer, “Looking for an honest man.”

My family began preparing 1/21/20, NO BS, why wasn’t the federal government doing the same. Incompetence by TRUMP and misleading Fox News!!!!!

US Health & Human Services (HHS) ran pandemic exercise simulation matching current situation. “Crimson Contagion” Jan-Aug 2019, showed US incapable of quickly manufacturing adequate equipment & medicines, & poor gov’t coordination. Trump’s executive order 9/20/19 improved availability of flu vaccines & increased NEXT YEAR’S HHS pandemic funding. Right … but too late.

Trump statement, 3/19/20, “nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion,” is FALSE. He did, based on 9/20/19 executive order.


I have been on this site giving protocols and advice.


Pound on me negative … OK … but you have no argument.


People are justifiably “pounding” on you for 2 reasons:

  • You are playing partisan politics. And even more egregious, you are playing this nasty game during a national emergency. You have only negatively commented on our Presidents decisions, without mentioning any Democrats actions or lack of actions.If you are right, statistically, there would be mis-steps by both sides.

  • You are Monday morning quarterbacking. You say you started preparing early. But did you go out on a limb? Did you start posting that these things were absolutely going to happen? No. Furthermore, logic says that there is no way of knowing for sure what other unintended consequences would have happened.

    Stop the partisan politics. This is not the time for it.

  • mazin

    Started warnings on this site around a month ago, as relevant articles started to appearing, prior to the election.