SLO County coronavirus cases jump to 54

March 26, 2020

While San Luis Obispo County attempts to negotiate an agreement with Cal Poly for the creation of a temporary medical facility at the recreation center, the number of U.S. residents infected with the coronavirus surges by both Italy and China. The United States now leads the world in coronavirus cases, 85,088.

Even though the county has yet to receive a firm commitment from Cal Poly, the county is moving ahead with ordering supplies and equipment.

Officials plan to use the “alternative care facility” as a “step down site” for patients who have been discharged from the hospital, but still need medical care. It is expected the facility will be operational by April 8.

As of Thursday afternoon, of the 54 San Luis Obispo County residents who have tested positive for the virus, five are in the hospital — with one in intensive care, 10 people have recovered, and 39 of the infected individuals are recuperating at home.

Cases by county region:

  • 25 in the North County
  • 15 in the South County
  • Nine on the coast
  • Five in the San Luis Obispo area

Three San Luis Obispo County individuals with the Coronavirus are under 19 years of age, 34 are between the ages of 19 to 64, and 17 are 65 and above.

Increases in the number of cases in California continue to grow at an rapid rate. As of Thursday afternoon, there have been 4,002 positive cases and 82 deaths.

Currently, more than 85,088 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 1,290 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 531,373 cases with more than 24,058 dead.


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“The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.” – Trump

104,463 cases in the USA

This guy should be a stockbroker!


Safe Grocery Shopping:


Plastic grocery bags! I remember what those look like!


Wasn’t it nuts to ban those?


I do notice that the county health officer FINALLY hinted at the demographic for the “hot spot” in the county.


You say so many cases in different areas why don’t you specify the town. Also I hear they are closing numerous parking areas by beach’s but say you can still walk on the beaches. Where do they propose for you to park to do this. These are trying times but I think the reporting of this could go deeper.


Suggest an article comparing grocery store virus protocols.


In some European Countries they have employees in the aisles to monitor number of people, and make sure that they are keeping safe distance for each other.


this surface reporting is driving me crazy. of the 5 in the hospital, how many are over 65 or were compromised due to asthma, smoking, vaping etc. whats the breakdown of the positive tests? otherwise, its just sensational headline grabbing.


nunsense, This virus effects the young, the healthy, and those with healthy habits. There are examples, after examples, after examples on the internet. There are different virus strains, and a lot depends on how deep in the lungs it infects. Exercising your lungs, improving lung capacity is a great.

Jorge Estrada

If we could see this bug it would likely scare us under the bed, never mind leaving the house.


US 86,000 cases, number one in the world. This pandemic crisis isn’t going to end in April or May.

Reality just blew away your political belief system and hero worship. Now you can turn off the TV and think, or you can turn on another Fox News fix.


Hubris kills.

January 20: I know more about viruses than anyone.”

January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

February 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

February 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

February 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”


Quoting him for what he has said is SO UNFAIR!!!!


Bwahahaha! Stable… Genius!!


Why the down votes? He said it!!