SLO County coronvirus cases climb to 33

March 23, 2020

More than 158 million Americans have been ordered to stay at home. The national guard has been deployed in California. There is a shortage of beds and medical supplies. And in San Luis Obispo County, coronavirus cases continue to climb, now at 33.

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently estimated that as the virus spreads, California will be short about 17,000 hospital beds. State officials are working to secure thousands of additional beds.

In SLO County, public health officials plan to utilize Cal Poly’s Recreation Center to serve patients if the hospitals reach capacity.

As of Monday afternoon, of the 33 county residents who have tested positive for the virus, two are in the hospital — one in the intensive care unit, three people have recovered and 28 of the infected individuals are recuperating at home.

Cases by county region:

  • 12 in the North County
  • 12 in the South County
  • Seven on the coast
  • Two in the San Luis Obispo area

Three San Luis Obispo County individuals inflicted with the Coronavirus are under 19 years of age, 21 are between the ages of 19 to 64, and nine are 65 and above.

Increases in the number of cases in California are soaring, as of Monday afternoon, there have been 2,162 positive cases and 43 deaths.

Currently, more than 46,145 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 582 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected by the virus worldwide continues to rise: 381,761 cases with more than 16,558 dead.


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mazin

My grandfather had a loss of leg function, permanent limp from polio. My mother-in-law had limited hearing due to yellow fever as a child. This virus can cause reduced lung function, a lasting medical effect.


Boldguy

As a investigative news agency, would be very helpful to know who these folks are, where they worked, how was the virus contracted?

Would give us more data on how hard we should self quarantine, if we knew if there was possible exposure to these individuals!!!


12 in the North County

12 in the South County

Seven on the coast

Two in the San Luis Obispo area


Francesca Bolognini

Easy answer: HIPPA laws prevent disclosure of confidential medical information.


As for how to proceed:


WE DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE TEST KITS TO TEST EVERYONE WHO HAS SYMPTOMS, SO ONLY THOSE WITH OBVIOUS RESPERATORY DISTRESS ARE LIKELY TO BE TESTED AND ONLY WHEN THEY PRESENT AT AN EMERGENCY ROOM. ONE SHOULD AVOID GOING THERE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTION. IT IS A GIVEN THAT MANY MORE THAN HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED HAVE CIRCULATED WIDELY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY ALREADY.


IF YOU ARE SICK, BUT NOT IN IMMEDIATE DISTRESS, STAY HOME, AS YOU MAY HAVE THE VIRUS, BUT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TESTS FOR EVERYONE WHO IS SICK AND THEY WILL SEND YOU HOME ANYWAY, TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTION. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR FURTHUR INSTRUCTIONS. UNLESS THEY TELL YOU TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL, STAY HOME.


IF YOU ARE NOT SYMPTOMATIC, STAY HOME. YOU MAY BE CARRYING THE VIRUS AND BE UNAWARE DUE TO THE LACK OF SYMPTOMS OR SIMPLY IN THE FIRST STAGE OF CONTAGEON AND UNAWARE YOU ARE INFECTING OTHERS.


IF YOU FEEL PERFECTLY HEALTHY, STAY HOME. EVEN IF YOU ARE VIRUS FREE, STAY HOME. THE ONLY REAL TOOL WE HAVE RIGHT NOW TO COMBAT THE SPREAD IS TO SELF ISOLATE. THIS VIRUS IS “SLIPPERY”, MEANING THAT IT IS MUTATING VERY QUICKLY. IT COULD BECOME MUCH MORE VIRULENT AT ANY TIME AND PLACE. ALSO IT HAS ALREADY SPLIT INTO AT LEAST TWO STRAINS, POSSIBLY MORE. VERY DIFFICULT TO CREATE VACCINES AT THIS RATE. IT SURVIVES ON CARDBOARD FOR AT LEAST A DAY AND METAL AND PLASTIC THREE DAYS. SURFACES ON AN INFECTED CRUISE SHIP TESTED POSITIVE AFTER 17 DAYS. ALL WE CAN DO AT PRESENT TO PRESERVE THE LIVES OF THE VULNERABLE AND AVOID PERMANENT LUNG DAMAGE TO VIICTIMS IS TO ISOLATE AND STOP THE SPREAD. FURTHER MUTATION AND REINFECTION IS ALSO POSSIBLE. SO STAY HOME.


THE LONGER PEOPLE KEEP CIRCULATING AMUNGST THEMSELVES, THE LONGER THE DAMAGE TO THE ECONOMY AND OUR SOCIAL STRUCTURE CONTINUES. THE WORSE THE STRAIN ON OUR HEALTH CARE. ITALY DIDN’T LOCK DOWN SOON ENOUGH AND THEIR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, RANKED 3RD INTERNATIONALLY, WAS TERRIBLY OVERWHELMED, MANY WHO NEEDED CRITICAL CARE SENT HOME TO DIE, BASICALLY. AMERICA RANKS 37th. REALISTICALLY, THAT IS NOT PUTTING US WELL PLACED TO DEAL WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING.


WE ARE LUCKY TO LIVE IN A STATE WHERE OUR GOVERNOR PLACED US ON LOCKDOWN BEFORE IT BECOME COMPLETELY OUT OF HAND. THAT HAS PROVEN THE BEST STRATEGY INTERNATIONALLY AND WILL BE THE BEST, SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY OUT OF THIS. I WISH THIS WAS BEING DONE ON A FEDERAL LEVEL IMMEDIATELY, TO PROVIDE THE BEST AND QUICKEST RESPONSE AND RECOVERY USING THE BEST MEDICAL KNOWLEGE WE HAVE AT THIS TIME.


PLEASE STAY SAFE. STAY HOME.


mazin

Francesca, Thank you

Virus mutating discussion start around 6:30:


mazin

Interesting national graphic showing spread of the disease.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-us-cases-spread.html


“Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak” by Marisa Taylor, Reuters, March 22, 2020

https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-u-axed-cdc-expert-202454983.html


“The GOP’s coronavirus relief package is a dream for big corporations and a nightmare for struggling Americans” by Linette Lopez, Business Insider, March 20, 2020

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-pandemic-senate-gop-bill-doesnt-help-americans-workers-2020-3


Lmo

The Democrats are no better… perhaps worse. Read the bill for yourself https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=6817711-Updated-House-Bill&fbclid=IwAR3UhsPmlnolN51ejZvyXJenDZRWyGj4rFjairEy35_tlcgXarJIDcdXDOk


Pay off some portion of college loans

$2,000 for every American

Limit ICE and border patrol

Publish corporate pay stats by race for all corporate boards

Permanent paid leave

Mandate a federal minimum wage of $15

No voter ID and anonymous ballot harvesting

Require early voting, online registration, vote by mail, and same-day voting (aka voter fraud)

Provide cash for unions via official time for collective bargaining

A full offset of airline emissions

Climate change study on aviation

Restricting colleges from providing information about illegal aliens

Money for Planned Parenthood

The publication of greenhouse gas emissions for flights

Double the endowment for the arts to $300 million

Funding for NOAA

$100 million for NASA

$278 million for IRS

On page 127, the Institute for Museum and Library Services is given $500,000,000 “respond to coronavirus” by granting States, museums, territories and tribes “to expand digital network access, purchase tablets and other internet-enabled devices, for operational expenses, and provide technical support”.

Earmarked for an ambiguous “Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration,” the bill grants $100,000,000 “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus” on page 18.

$35 million for the Kennedy Center

$300M for Migration and Refugee Assistance

Extends immigrant visas and work permits

On page 119, Gallaudet University is granted $7,000,000 “to help defray expenses (which may include lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance learning, faculty and staff trainings and payroll)”.

Howard University receives $13,000,000 for similar open-ended expenses on page 123. Howard’s endowment fund currently stands at $692,800,000.

Blocks denying funds to sanctuary cities*

Expands wind and solar tax credits

On page 88, the “Ryan White HIV/AIDS program” receives an additional $90,000,000, according to language in the bill.

and retirement plans for newspaper employees


MrYan

Those are big numbers, but if put into “perspective” …. The Republican slush fund for corporations total though is 500 billion. Your numbers were big but millions, not billions.


Let’s bail out cruise lines who don’t fly our flag though.