Resident of San Luis Obispo County nursing home dies from coronavirus

July 22, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported Tuesday that a seventh county resident has died because of the coronavirus.

The 80-year-old passed away at a North County nursing home that was experiencing a coronavirus outbreak. The latest victim of the virus had multiple, chronic health conditions.

“We have lost another member of our community to this disease and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and all those who are touched by this loss,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. “We are seeing an uptick in cases in congregate settings such as skilled nursing facilities in SLO County and we need everyone to do their part to help slow the spread of this disease.”

During the past four days, there have been 156 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles leads with 40 new cases, followed by Nipomo with 33,  San Luis Obispo with 27, and Atascadero with 18.

Of the 1,369 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 903 individuals have recovered, and seven have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 10 people in the hospital — four in intensive care, and 448 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 328
  • San Luis Obispo — 215
  • Nipomo — 199
  • Atascadero — 142
  • Arroyo Grande — 124
  • Grover Beach — 64
  • Templeton — 49
  • San Miguel — 45
  • Pismo Beach — 41
  • Los Osos — 29
  • Oceano — 27
  • Morro Bay — 17
  • Cambria — 13
  • Santa Margarita — 13
  • CMC — 11
  • Cayucos — 9
  • Shandon — 8
  • Avila Beach — 6
  • Other county cases — 29

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 410,176 positive cases, and 7,889 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 4,028,733 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 144,958 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 15, 099,824 cases with 619,614 dead.

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Why can’t we seem to be able to protect nursing homes from infections?….it seems like it would be easy to do….as long as Cuomo isn’t in charge….or maybe he is in charge….

Note that ASH has no reported cases.

Most of the cases now have been residents of nursing homes and long term facilities. But I never hear the names of them.

There’s no conspiracy here Mark…. Names are not released due to HIPPA privacy rules. Law has been in effect since 1996. It’s a good law. Would you really want everyone knowing your medical issues?