Two Templeton nursing home residents die of coronavirus

July 28, 2020

Two elderly residents of a Templeton nursing facility, where there is a lingering coronavirus outbreak, died during the past day of COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.

Both patients who died were in their 80s and had been living at Vineyard Hills Health Center. A total of three residents and one former resident of the skilled nursing facility in Templeton have now died of coronavirus, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.

An employee of the Vineyard Hills Health Center first tested positive in April, and the virus has since spread among staff and residents at the facility.

On Tuesday, there were 45 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles leads with 21 new cases, followed by Atascadero with eight, and Nipomo with five.

Of the 1,689 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 1,261 individuals have recovered, and 11 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 13 people in the hospital — four in intensive care, and 404 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 432
  • San Luis Obispo — 235
  • Nipomo — 235
  • Atascadero — 195
  • Arroyo Grande — 138
  • Grover Beach — 79
  • Templeton — 62
  • San Miguel — 47
  • Oceano — 47
  • Pismo Beach — 44
  • Los Osos — 34
  • Morro Bay — 24
  • Cambria — 22
  • Santa Margarita — 17
  • CMC — 11
  • Cayucos — 10
  • Shandon — 9
  • Avila Beach — 6
  • Other county cases — 42

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 474,819 positive cases, and 8,714 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 4,498,343 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 152,320 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 16,899,009 cases with 663,539 dead.

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No the politicians/leaders will never say I give and really help the people and not themselves as they are ego freaks. I’m sad to hear of the deaths of the people in the care facility who went there and i’m sure paid big bucks just to live out their lives the best way possible. I must of missed the info before that others have died there and there was a problem with the virus at this facility. This country gives billions to other countries to take care of them and never puts our country first and we need to change this by kicking out all these worthless politicians who don’t agree with that no matter what party it is.

And here we are – living in what we were told is the best, most advanced country that ever existed on earth!

Yet we can not put our anger and disregard for each other aside and work together to get this virus under control.

Are we, as a country, totally incapable of learning from what others have successfully done?

Look at South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, and many other countries. Are we so damn egotistical that we can not accept what others have done?

How many thousands more will have to die before some real actions are taken by those who have the power to take actions? Rather than just spit out empty and false words.

And how many of these deaths will have the words “had complicating health factors” as part of the death notice. Aren’t these just words to kind of make it sound OK – died from COVID-19, but had complicating health issues.

Unfortunately about a third of our population truly believes that this “virus” will go away after the election. We can’t reliably return to work, unless we all work together like they did in WWII. We’re reacting like this is Grenada.