SLO County coronavirus testing increases, new cases decrease

May 6, 2020

Labs in San Luis Obispo County have tested 3,639 people, with 208 positive coronavirus results. In the past two days, there have been only six new confirmed cases of the virus: two in San Luis Obispo and four in Paso Robles.

Of the 208 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 160 individuals have recovered and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are five people in the hospital — with three in intensive care, and 42 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 72
  • Atascadero — 33
  • Arroyo Grande — 19
  • San Luis Obispo — 17
  • Nipomo — 16
  • CMC — 11
  • San Miguel — 8
  • Templeton — 7
  • Pismo Beach — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Other county cases — 12

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 59,982 positive cases and 2,446 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 1,256,669 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 74,121 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 3,810,744 cases with 264,021 dead.

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As Paso & ATAS have the highest # of cases has or will anyone see who and what area these cases came from. Also are all the people in hospitals in SLO as I heard from reliable source there is none at Twin Cities. Anyone kept a log of the amount of flu deaths in SLO county or the # of flu cases. Just curious


Maybe a covey of North County right wingers are still injecting Clorox and waiting for the 15 cases to go away.


As if Newsom has anything to do with our numbers! I will leave this state if we have to endure another DAY with him at the helm of our sinking state.




Here’s some statistics, I’m 100% sick of this shamdemic. 100% of the people I know have not came down with covid-19. 100% of the people I know, know of no one that has come down with covid-19. So that equals 300% bs.


And I thought the earth revolved around the sun, my mistake.


208/3639 = 0.057% 280,000 x 0.057% = 15,960 infections

1/3639 = 0.00027% 15,960 x 0.00027% = 4.31 projected deaths


Considering these statistics, California’s response to the coronavirus crisis is an incredible success. While Cali has 12.5% of the nation’s total population, we have only 2.7% of the nation’s total deaths from the virus. In 2022 when Gavin Newsom is up for reelection, I’m pretty sure the mantra circulating throughout Cali will be a full-throated 4 MORE YEARS!


Two years is an eternity in politics, but the Governor has done some things that have angered the senate and assembly enough that they are stepping away from him. If this whole thing goes tilt, they want deniability and Newsom will have given it to them by not consulting them on anything he has done. Much of what he has done has been shooting from the hip, which hasn’t won him any friends at Cal OES or the State Dept of Health.

The governor signed a $1B deal with Chinese manufacturers to deliver N95 masks. The senate and assembly, who have budget responsibility were not consulted. Some learned about it in the Sacramento Bee.

Questions are being asked about why the money wasn’t spent here in California, employing our citizens to make the masks. For a $1B contract someone in California would lease a vacant building, set up the infrastructure and hire workers to make N95s.

Among other things the Governor has done include stating at a news conference that he was directing county coroners to test samples retained from decedents going back to December to see if they had Covid-19. The problem is he didn’t consult with Cal OES to see if it was medically possible (it isn’t because tissue samples are kept in formalin) or if it was even legal to do so. Added to the mix is that the coroners don’t take direction from the Governor and as such would be civilly liable if the decedent’s families chose to take action; once the death certificate is signed any further examination of a tissue sample is considered research and requires the permission of the decedent’s family.

The whole statewide beach closure debacle, where the Governor allegedly told the California Police Chiefs Association on a conference call he was ordering statewide closures. When that blew up in the LA Times after it was leaked ( a friend at the Times tells me in addition to the leaked memo there is an audio recording of the call that was also given to the reporter) the Governor denied saying it and then said he was only issuing orders for Orange County beaches because he saw footage on TV that indicated the beaches were too crowded.

Finally, the Governor changed the testing percentage for a county’s population (used to determine eligibility to reopen) on a whim. This change likely makes SLO County ineligible for reopening this Friday. At last count 31 counties were on the list to be approved for phased reopening and SLO County wasn’t among them. Which is odd, since we were among the first to establish an emergency order and operations plan, built a hospital from scratch that could accommodate up to 800 patients and then offered it for use by the state, and we have lower rates of infection than any neighboring county.

But, two years is an eternity and if the Democrats in the legislature get their ruffled feathers smoothed over, the LA Times gives him a pass for lying, another Democrat doesn’t challenge him (Eric Garcetti) and he somehow manages to avoid the financial cliff we are headed towards without an increase in taxes or fees, yes, he will sail to a second term.


Excellent info, Gordo. The “financial cliff” will be the biggest hurdle for Newsom. The state is getting slaughtered economically and although we have a robust tech community which will continue to hum along, our tourism industry ($146 billion a year supporting over a million workers) will not be the same for years. Still, I don’t see Newsom getting a challenge from another Democrat and the Republicans haven’t offered any relevant solutions in years.