Comparing coronavirus cases in Central Coast counties

April 26, 2020

Following a three day surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County, during the past two days there have been only three new cases of the virus. County officials are planning a phased reopening of the economy based on the low number of coronavirus patients in local hospitals, currently three.

Neighboring counties vary significantly on the number and rates of new coronavirus cases. For example, Monterey County has only 809 confirmed cases while San Benito County has 47.

Cornovirus confirmed cases by county:

Los Angeles County has 19,528 confirmed cases, 913 deaths.

Kern County has 809 confirmed cases, four deaths.

Tulare County has 504 confirmed cases, 32 deaths.

Ventura County has 497 confirmed cases, 17 deaths.

Santa Barbara County has 471 confirmed cases, seven deaths.

Fresno County has 458 confirmed cases, seven deaths

Monterey County has 183 confirmed cases, four deaths.

San Luis Obispo  County has 166 confirmed cases, one death.

Kings County has 57 confirmed cases, one death.

San Benito County has 47 confirmed cases, two deaths.

Of the 166 confirmed cases of coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County, 126 individuals have recovered and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are three people in the hospital — one in intensive care, and 36 recuperating at home.

On Sunday, the SLO County Health Department reported one new cases of the virus.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 51
  • Atascadero 28
  • Arroyo Grande — 19
  • Nipomo — 14
  • San Luis Obispo — 14
  • Templeton — 7
  • San Miguel — 7
  • Pismo Beach — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Other county cases — 12

The number of cases in California continues to grow. As of Sunday afternoon, there have been 43,700 positive cases and 1,720 deaths.

Currently, more than 987,322 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 55,415 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 2,995,244 cases with 207,009 dead.

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It’s time to take “medical”** action:

1. Enforce masks with large fines and jail time

2. Close wineries, restaurants, hotels, breweries, concert venues and anything else related to fun, socializing and tourism and KEEP THEM CLOSED.

3. Close Schools

4. Raise taxes

5. Hire tons of police

**medical means political with regard to Covid-19

This is Newsom’s state. He’s in charge of us, our property and our livelihoods. If he says it’s time to cut overhead (we are overhead in Newsom’s state) then it’s your job to line up with the rest of the herd and get what’s coming to you.

Problem solved.


Paso is now at 57


Is there a way to have effective virus checkpoints, and adequate testing, on the main roadways into the County?


Following a 3 day SURGE??? Really? Surge is defined as: a sudden powerful forward or upward movement,


They make is sound like bad news, a huge surge in confirmed cases without corresponding upticks in hospitalizations and deaths is very good news! It means the mortality rate for this virus is much less than previously thought.


Gee, it seems to go by population density, who would have thought that packing people together as closely as possible would be a bad thing?

Jorge Estrada

Obviously the SMART GROWTH advocates over looked the consequences.