Two SLO County high schools students infected with the coronavirus

March 22, 2020

Two of the latest San Luis Obispo County individuals inflicted with the Coronavirus are local high school students.

Both students attend Arroyo Grande High School, one is a sophomore and the other is a senior. The 10th grader was likely contagious on March 13, the last day of school prior to the temporary closure.

As of Sunday afternoon, 27 county residents have tested positive for the virus. Two are in the hospital, one in the intensive care unit. Two people have recovered and 23 of the infected individuals are recovering at home.

Cases by county region:

  • Eight in the North County
  • 12 in the South County
  • Six on the coast
  • One in the San Luis Obispo area

Both crime rates and calls to fire departments have fallen statewide, while domestic abuse calls have increased.

Increases in the number of cases in California have been rapid, as of Sunday afternoon, there have been 1,555 positive cases and 29 deaths.

Currently, more than 32,783 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 416 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected by the virus worldwide continues to jump: 337,553 cases with more than 14,654 dead.

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At least two states have decided grocery store clerks should be considered essential workers and given some additional protection/pay. I don’t know what local stores are doing in this regard, but the Grocery Outlet store in Mammoth decided to take away all the accumulated sick leave of all the employees when the store was sold to new owners a few weeks ago. They were not paid for this time, either. What a slap in the face! I hope in SLO county we can do better than that. Meanwhile everything has shut down there and there is at least one confirmed case. So sad. Our rural counties will take longer to recover from the economic impacts of this.

sloweb, agree, but also there still remains a large group of people, adults and young people, who are in denial of this pandemic and are brazenly gathering – a total and irresponsible disrepect for each individual’s obligation in this pandemic.

Great job CCN for keeping constant updates on the local situation.

Just the tip of the iceberg.

Kids running around with their friends defeats the purpose of closing the schools.

They infect each other, and will infect their families.

That’s how this spreads.

Good job parents. ;)

The real problem, as with many – if not most of our society’s problems, is lack of guidance, supervision and discipline by the parents.