SLO County coronavirus cases break 200 mark

May 3, 2020

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County has passed the 200 mark, according to county health officials. On Sunday, the county reported five new cases of the virus: two in Paso Robles, one in Atascadero, and two not disclosed.

Of the 201 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 149 individuals have recovered and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are seven people in the hospital — with three in intensive care, and 44 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 68
  • Atascadero — 33
  • Arroyo Grande — 19
  • San Luis Obispo — 15
  • Nipomo — 15
  • CMC — 11
  • San Miguel — 8
  • Templeton — 7
  • Pismo Beach — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Other county cases — 12

As of Sunday afternoon, there have been 53,953 positive cases and 2,215 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 1,184,711 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 68,407 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 3,555,618 cases with 247,640 dead.

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The USA is fast approaching the level of one death per 3,500 residents. But the financial impact appears to be one job lost in ten or worse. I hate to even speak of balancing death and prosperity, especially being a vulnerable senior, but is there a moral and justifiable balance point? I’m financially totally blessed and immune to this economy and have no “dog in this fight”, but can we PUH-lease re-open more rapidly, Newsom?


What else would you open that is not open now?

Ben Daho

The Antifa rally in Paso on Friday certainly couldn’t have helped. Someone said it wasn’t Antifa. It WAS an Anti Fascist government rally which is EXACTLY what Antifa stands for. Sorry, The right wing has become antifa.

kevin rise

You’re totally correct. I have no idea what extremist media outlet those protestors used. Risking everyone’s safety to say f you to our governor as Alt Right Right Wing Extremists Terrorists. As if CA isn’t the most accommodating state, which it is. How many of these loons are claiming socialist unemployment. Psychos. I hope no one protesting is taking unemployment, that would look so so so bad. Chemical and Bio warfare was banned in WW1, I guess these snow flake folks dont care!


Hmm.. didn’t see any black hoods, no Molotov cocktails, violence and property destruction i.e. Berkeley or the People’s Republic of Portlandia.

Hmmm…Don’t think it was ANTIFA, more like a measured Tea Party kind of deal, Calm but loud, polite but direct, but no violence. Just some 1st amendment activity for all to see.