Second coronavirus death confirmed in San Luis Obispo County

July 1, 2020

A second San Luis Obispo County resident has died from the coronavirus, as the number of new infections rise following a lowering of restrictions and multiple large protests.

Two people have died from the coronavirus in SLO County, including a 92-year-old patient who died on Wednesday. The patient was hospitalized with the virus for about two weeks.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s loved ones, and out of respect for their privacy, we will not release any more details about the patient,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. “This loss is a sad reminder that we must all do our part to protect our most vulnerable family, neighbors and community members.”

Earlier today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an order closing indoor operations at restaurants, movie theaters, wineries, zoos and card-rooms in 19 counties including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. San Luis Obispo County is not on the list.

During the past 24 hours, there have been 31 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo leads with seven new cases, followed by Paso Robles at six and Nipomo at four.

Of the 642 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 465 individuals have recovered, and two have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are nine people in the hospital — five in intensive care, and 166 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 167
  • San Luis Obispo — 98
  • Nipomo — 90
  • Atascadero — 76
  • Arroyo Grande — 47
  • Templeton — 24
  • Grover Beach — 22
  • Pismo Beach — 17
  • San Miguel — 16
  • Los Osos — 15
  • CMC — 11
  • Oceano — 11
  • Morro Bay — 11
  • Cambria — 7
  • Shandon — 6
  • Other county cases — 25

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 236,405 positive cases, and 6,155 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 2,777,051 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 130,768 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 10,5790,365 cases with 517,975 dead.


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nunsense

How about instead of the number in a given town, you give us the age breakdown of those getting hospitalized, at home, in intensive care or died?


Grandpapa

Normally they don’t but they did this past Monday. 59 people sat-mon tested positive. 37 were 18-49. 8 of those 59 were hospitalized 4 were in their 30’s and 40’s with 1 of those 4 in icu.


r0y

“As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 236,405 positive cases, and 6,155 deaths in California. // Currently, more than 2,777,051 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 130,768 have died. // In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 10,5790,365 cases with 517,975 dead.”


Are we not going to “reset the counter” like we do with all other flu seasons? Just keep adding to it? If we do want to do that, let’s go ahead and show the added up numbers of all the past flu seasons. Oh wait, that might put the narrative at risk.


mercut1469

Only between 6% and 24% of Canadians want Americans to enter their country. The EU has banned all tourist flights from the U.S. Number of deaths in only four months in the U.S. is at nearly 130,000. 25% of all COVID tests in Arizona came back positive yesterday. Steep rises in cases also plague Cali, Texas (Abbot finally mandated masks, FINALLY), Florida (DeSantis now eating his words about how Florida wasn’t seeing many cases—today, they had nearly 10,000 new cases, close to NY’s record back in April) and Georgia. The U.S. has an unemployment rate at 11%, higher than at the peak of the Great Recession in 2009.


But sure, it’s just the flu.


varian08

Mercutt

I appreciated your comments because you base them on facts.

Didyou see how many people thumb you down?

You are wasting your time on these comments.do you remember the anti drug add showing a fried egg and saying :this is your brain on drud.Now replace egg by Trump.

The majority of the readers are trumpist.if the president does not wear a mask they will not.If the president is having sex with a porn star they will….


mercut1469

Oh well Varian, you’re probably right. My late wife would be mad at me for engaging on this forum. She hated when I talked politics. My grandfather, father and brother-in-law (all passed) were lifelong Republicans so we used to argue all the time, but at least they generally had worthy arguments.


Now, when I see my neighbor of many years here on the Mesa who has just raised a big Trump flag on his flag post, I actually avoid talking to him. It’s the same stuff—Trump may be coarse but he’s “getting stuff done.” And, yes, my taxes are lower and my investments have soared over the last few years (much of it under Obama), but the country as a whole is terribly divided, like I’ve never seen before. And the working class is really suffering.


I suspect that even my father would have abandoned a candidate like Trump because of his overt racism (my father and grandfather worked side by side with Mexican migrants until they were well into their 70’s) and his nasty minded misogyny (mom and dad were married for 52 years).


I think at this point, the right simply hates the left so much that they are willing to ignore their morals in order to support a man who is so obviously just in it for himself and his family.


In case you hadn’t noticed, although I get plenty of “thumbs down,” you’ll rarely see someone challenge me on the facts. They know I’m right.


Grandpapa

This isn’t the flu


aye-caramba

In California, nearly 2/3rds of the deaths are folks above 75 years old with almost half over 85 years. When do we start re-thinking how our attempts to stop this are destroying society? We are seeing the spike in the least risky age groups. We need to stop the terror and start thinking again.


derasmus

Like what some Scandinavian (and Taiwan) countries did. They were surgical as opposed to taking a “meat ax” approach.


pi-on

Shouldn’t have went to the bar.


ban the bakos

Crossfit gym, BLM protest, then the nightclub- all in one day


kevin rise

This is out of control. America is now banned from going to many European countries, how much revenue loss will that total for people here and there. The precautions were so simple, it’s sad our country has the most cases in the world, yet we are supposed to be a bastion for many things including science, I guess its reserved only for the rich. Things we lack in progressiveness include racism, health care, poverty, education, a police state etc etc, where we fall way behind. Cops or health care? Cops or school for our children, cops vs affordable housing. Ny city police budget is 6 billion apparently, how many houses would that build. God bless failure in the 1rst world. Let Babylon burn and forgive our earthly ignorance thy lord.


shelworth

So much in one comment! Oh darn, Americans can’t go to Europe, I guess they will have to spend their money here. Why is the police budget the only thing to cut in order to get the things you want? How about Public Employee Retirements? Nobody should make more with a pension than they did at their job when you’re using tax dollars! De-fund the Police and use the money to give away houses? There’s a brilliant idea! Why don’t you turn on the news and see how much we need our Police!


derasmus

Don’t like it here? Then move, really. Canada, Costa Rica, Belize…. really, I’m not judging being belligerent.


The US is the greatest nation the world has known. We are not without faults but really, go try living someplace else like I did.


Ted R

Was the victim on a respirator?


Side_Show_Bob

I’d like to know their age. Sorry for the loss, regardless.


shishkabob141

The article states, “Two people have died from the coronavirus in SLO County, including a 92-year-old patient who died on Wednesday.”

The first death in the county was a resident in their 80’s.

Please correct me if I’m mistaken.