Coronavirus cases spread among young adults in SLO County bars

June 30, 2020


San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have attributed the largest increases in coronavirus cases to community spread, including among people who reported going to bars. More than half of those infected are between the ages of 18 and 49.

“Please continue to do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 in SLO County,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, county health officer. “Neighboring counties have had to recently close bars and other sectors because their cases are increasing so rapidly. We do not want to have to do that here and we need your help.”

During the past four days, there have been 103 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County, or 25.8 per day, another record number. San Luis Obispo leads with 27 new cases, followed by Nipomo at 19 and Paso Robles at 11.

Of the 611 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 456 individuals have recovered, and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 14 people in the hospital — six in intensive care, and 140 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 161
  • San Luis Obispo — 91
  • Nipomo — 86
  • Atascadero — 74
  • Arroyo Grande — 46
  • Templeton — 22
  • Grover Beach — 20
  • Pismo Beach — 18
  • San Miguel — 14
  • Los Osos — 12
  • CMC — 11
  • Morro Bay — 10
  • Oceano 10
  • Shandon — 6
  • Cambria — 5
  • Other county cases — 21

As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 230,891 positive cases, and 6,081 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 2,727,853 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 130,122 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 10,583,932 cases with 513,861 dead.

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Supposedly, there are 127681 deaths from/with Covid nationally.

Supposedly, there are 2,658,324 confirmed cases. (positive or presumed positive tests)

This means that .05 people who test positive die from/with Covid. Shut down this economy and cower in fear!!!!

But let’s look at another disease. Perhaps we can be afraid of that too?? According to the CDC ( There was 9025 cases of TB in 2018 nationally. (

2016 featured 9253 cases and 528 deaths from TB. 2017 had 9088 cases and 515 deaths. ( So, there is a slow downtrend. This is good.

So, how does TB stack up against Covid-19? TB has a death rate of .06 deaths per positive test compared to Covid-19, which kills .05.

We didn’t shut down the economy for TB…..and yet the disease trends strongly less prevalent and less deadly over the last 65 years…..and it’s more deadly than Covid!

We aren’t going to learn. We are too afraid to listen to reason or think clearly. This is political/media malpractice!!

Nonsense, and simply ridiculous numbers and incoherent analogies—TB, please, there’s a vaccine for that—to prove that somehow you are all wise on the subject.

Arizona is seeing a 25% positivity rate for this disease. And, SO WHAT if not any of those people die, they will still overwhelm a fragile health care system and possibly have longterm health issues because of it.

God forbid that the all knowing DocT should fall ill and need intubation at a hospital that has no more ICU beds.

Your opinion is “madness” and that’s exactly why no one is listening to you.

It always amazes me that libertarians chastise the philosophy of Marx, who said that the world is totally materialistic. But isn’t that what you’re arguing? Materialism over life and death issues.

The American response to materialism has always been that we VALUE EVERY LIFE. Sorry that you don’t feel that way as you count your cold, hard cash.

Why do you guys even bother addressing DocT posts? That is the real madness here. He/she is clearly not one.

As a recovering libertarian and former devotee of the decadence that is Ayn Rand’s objectivism, I will always respond to these characters.

They need to be challenged at every level for their boorish assumption that only they matter and that the good of society is nothing compared to the greedy lust of the individual.

Until that philosophy which can produce books such as “Atlas Shrugged” or “The Virtue of Selfishness” is stamped out, I will speak up, as should anyone who wants a cohesive society that can work together. To do otherwise dooms America to fracture and catastrophe.

“.05 people” translates to 1 out of 20 die, and ? have lung, heart damage, so this disease is SERIOUS, especially if your are older or have a precondition.

But the purpose of the shutdown was to get the medical infrastructure ready avoiding a surge that cannot be handled. Is this still the goal or have the goal posts been moved?

Because .05 is 5%. 1 out of 20. You want to volunteer to go into a room with 19 other people knowing one of you will die? Doubt it.

For perspective, 56 million people die each year worldwide. 31% from cardiovascular disease. That’s 17.5 million.

SLO Co Public Health officials have attributed the increases in coronavirus cases to community spread, including among people who reported going to bars. Were any of them asked or did any volunteer an answer of, I went to a protest, or is a “protest” blanked under community spread. It was hot some of the days during the protests, maybe some of the protesters were unknowingly infected and went to a bar for a cold one after being dispersed.

Protests, crowded bars, businesses opening back up, house parties with friends… they are all community spread. Are you trying to isolate protests as the primary source of positive cases, or just trying to convince yourself that reopening the county is somehow not related to the spike in cases? It’s all of those things! Don’t try to politicize this spike on protests.

^^^ This

San Luis Obispo County Public Health official talking to recent positive COVID person….. ” Did you participate in a unsafe protest where you did not maintain social distance requirements or did you hang out at a bar?” Positive person….. “Yeah, a bar that’s it, that’s what I did”…. Official Announcement…..”Coronavirus cases spread among young adults in SLO County bars”