SLO County coronavirus cases surpass 1,000, with five deaths

July 13, 2020


Over the weekend, San Luis Obispo County logged 70 new coronavirus cases in one day, passed the 1,000 mark and had one death.

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars to close and limited restaurants to outside dining and delivery only. Further shutdowns are anticipated for Thursday, including the closure of religious services, protests, and beauty and barber shops.

During the past three days, there have been 101 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles leads with 23 new cases, followed by San Luis Obispo with 18, Arroyo Grande with 15, and Grover Beach with 11.

Of the 1,006 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 688 individuals have recovered, and five have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 12 people in the hospital — six in intensive care, and 299 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 244
  • San Luis Obispo — 163
  • Nipomo — 141
  • Atascadero — 98
  • Arroyo Grande — 89
  • Grover Beach — 48
  • San Miguel — 38
  • Templeton — 34
  • Pismo Beach — 33
  • Oceano — 19
  • Los Osos — 20
  • Morro Bay — 12
  • CMC — 11
  • Cambria — 9
  • Santa Margarita — 8
  • Cayucos — 7
  • Shandon — 6
  • Avila Beach — 5
  • Other county cases — 20

As of Monday afternoon, there have been 335,318 positive cases, and 7,096 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 3,478,415 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 138,234 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 13,228,323 cases with 574,962 dead.

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Not to distract from the distractions, but since we’ve been doing this running tally on COVID stuff since at least March (first cases were in Jan, but let’s just call March 1, 2020 the “start date” of the monitoring, give or take).

According to the US Census Data SLO County (as of 01 APR 2020) has a population of 269,637 people.

The numbers in this story state:

1,006 COVID Cases (in approx. 130 days) = 0.37% of the population tested for it.

12 COVID “beds” are occupied (hospital) = 0.004% of the population.

5 COVID deaths in SLO County = 0.002% of the population.

SLO County’s COVID mortality rate = 0.497%

So, there is ALMOST ½ a percent chance you’ll die from a virus if you are part of the 0.37% of our population that has tested for it.

Granted, one could argue that not everyone is tested, so there may be MORE people who have it. VERY TRUE! Unfortunately, the way numbers work, that would drive the mortality rate down, along with all the other numbers (except cases).

The main figures to watch, therefore, are NOT number of NEW cases, but the number of DEATHS from the disease. I’m not getting into the accuracy of reporting said deaths, either. Let’s just say that COVID and the reporting of it thereof has been monetized.

Removing the elderly and already sick (aka you don’t die FROM the virus, you die WITH the virus), the numbers are very low.

We’re told to stay inside, and breath our own bacteria-laden air. Contrary to everything everyone used to tell you (from grandparents to health care professionals). Not now, must change what has been common sense forever.

Masks do NOTHING to protect you. On the BEST of days, they *might* help stop a sick person from spreading their sickness, but in all likelihood, if someone is sick, it’s on their hands, clothing, etc. and will get in through the outside of your mask (should they “spray you”) when you take it off.

Very few people have to work with PPE equipment. Every single one of them (when the manufactured mob is not listening) will tell you that nearly every single mask and habits of people are NOT doing anything good other than a placebo. Very few understand “gowning up” and proper decontamination procedures. So if your server or whomever you are doing business with is wearing a mask, please realize they likely have no training, nor understanding of how contaminates work. Neither do you (odds are).

So let’s just wear a mask like a pink ribbon! To signal our oneness with the mob! When there’s enough of us, we can start to demonize those who do not join in and follow, and tell them how they are killing 0.004% of our population over the course of 130 days (and counting!).

And for us mask deniers, let’s show how smart we are and how much we understand the how’s and why’s of this by screaming right back at the “sheep” signalling our superiority! That will convince them they’ve been had all along!

Then we can all get back into our cars and post on our various social media accounts how awesome and brave we are calling out “mask deniers” or yelling at “the sheep” and feel confident we’re not more likely to end someone’s life that way.

“But health experts say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that the more people wearing masks, the better.”

“Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus.”

“Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.”

“So, wearing a mask regularly can prevent spreading at the source even when we don’t know we are sick.”

“There is evidence that such masks reduce the exhaled aerosols from infectious, but asymptomatic, individuals.” he says. By blocking the exhale of virus particles in to the air around you, your mask is keeping the virus from spreading.”

Read the words you quoted: “can help” “may prevent” “can prevent” “there is evidence” – nothing I have disagreed with, either. Like I said, on the best of days they MIGHT help. That’s basically the “get out of responsibility” card that “experts” who know better have been conditioned to repeat.

It’s not just me that noticed it. Why did the CDC, the WHO, and the US Surgeon General all flip-flop on this issue (at least once, if not more) since the beginning of all of this?

What did they learn about masks “last week” that they did not know about until then? Shouldn’t that cause concern at the very least?

Well, your attitude perfectly sums up why this country is the epicenter of this pandemic with 135,000 deaths and well on our way to 200,000. I have been wearing a mask whenever I go out since March and it hasn’t hurt me one bit. If it makes ANY difference at all, shouldn’t we all be doing it considering the situation?

You put an extreme amount of effort into promoting apathy.

A tad ironic.

Do you really believe that took an extreme amount of effort? You might have an unusual concept of “extreme” and/or “effort,” I suspect. Nothing ironic, either.

Mr.Bubbles, if you believe the protests did it (I do too), which were outdoors, you must also accept that bars and churches–two places of worship–added even more to the numbers. Indoors without masks vs outdoors with maybe half masks.

I forgot to add an /s to that reply. I’m on your side brother!

Must be them protests!

I seem to remember people out protesting lockdowns most of which weren’t social distancing or wearing a face covering

What they don’t tell you is how many more people have been tested, the County site shows 27,592 tests performed so far in SLO, and only 3.6% of those tested have been positive. The ICU and hospital counts are the numbers to watch.

California’s rate of positive coronavirus tests has hit two week average of 7.4%. Down south, they are moving ICU patients between counties.

I have not heard that ICU patients are being moved between counties, do you have a preferred reference for this?

That almost sounds like gaming a monetized system (since a lot of corporate hospitals have facilities in multiple regions/cities).

Imperial county

Thank you, Grandpapa!

It is an interesting read, Imperial County only has two hospitals, and there seems to be a flood coming across the southern border, according to Reuters.

What age and condition was victim #5? So far with the previous four, they were very old or very sick already.

County Public Health said the death was a person in their 70s who had multiple underlying health conditions.

None were young (under 70) AND healthy. All unhealthy or elderly.

While I am inclined to believe you from my own personal experiences, observations and confirmation bias, I would love it if we were able to see this data (understanding HIPAA rules, etc. Did the coroner or hospital release this? If so, where? Thanks!

Here you go, r0y. It’s from the SLO County Public Health department, via KSBY. Sorry, I don’t haven’t called the coroner.

“County Public Health said the death was a person in their 70s who had multiple underlying health conditions.”

Awesome, slomark, thank you for the links and info!