SLO County hits record high for hospitalized coronavirus cases

June 27, 2020

BY CCN STAFF

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported 12 coronavirus patients hospitalized on Friday, a record number.

During the past four days, there have been 66 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County, or 16.5 per day, another record number. San Luis Obispo leads with 16 new cases, followed by Nipomo at 14 and Paso Robles at 11.

Of the 508 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 381 individuals have recovered, and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 12 people in the hospital — five in intensive care, and 114 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 150
  • Nipomo — 67
  • Atascadero — 65
  • San Luis Obispo — 64
  • Arroyo Grande — 40
  • Templeton — 21
  • Grover Beach — 15
  • Pismo Beach — 15
  • CMC — 11
  • Morro Bay — 10
  • San Miguel — 9
  • Los Osos — 7
  • Shandon — 5
  • Other county cases — 19

As of Friday evening, there have been 206,623 positive cases, and 5,872 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 2,553,068 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 127,640 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 9,919,525 cases with 497,255 dead.


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charles805

i’m curious to how they managed to test more than 6500 people in a single day, assuming there were also people that tested negative. Doesn’t that number seem unusually, almost improbably high, to anyone? 6500 people tested positive for COVID-19 each day since Monday, according to California government. How did they become so efficient at collecting and testing so many people, when they were only able to report around 60% of results from test samples taken in the beginning of June?


Now, if this sharp rise in COVID-19 cases is due to backlogged results, then they need to clarify as such. I find it misleading, if they are releasing those figures, in order to heighten concern or raise awareness. I’m not even sure they can test that many people in one day, since each test takes at least half hour, with each site only able to test less than a handful at a time, then add the time to sanitize the station for the next person. I would say maybe 40 at the most in one day, but that’s just a guess.


They are playing a dangerous game, if these cases are actually results from backlog. The risk is that once people find out that it really isn’t 6500 brand new cases each day, as the loss in credibility will result in people ignoring future government statements.


Maybe this is why illnesses shouldn’t be managed by government, viruses don’t do what the government tells it to do. We should have relied on family, friends, neighbors; as we always have in the past, during times of sickness.


sunister1

Thank the protesters.


slomark

To be fair, I think we can also thank all the people elbow to elbow in the bars in town. And or course, the churches.


Grandpapa

Wrong place for that reply don’t you know alcohol kills the virus and god won’t let anybody at church get it


adustum

And a big thanks to trump for assuring the country that life would return to normal by Easter, covid 19 is like the flu and setting an example by not wearing a mask.


MrYan

Winning!..?


slomark

Is there a way to see the age of the one person who has died from this in SLO, and the ages of those hospitalized?


SLO Homeowner

He was a 70-80 year old male inmate being transferred from LA County to SLO County who contracted Corona in LA County.


commonsenseguy

The age of the man that passed was 86, and he resided in the north county. He already had terminal cancer when he became infected with the virus. That doesn’t mean his death isn’t a sad thing for all of us, but a fact that needs to be told.