SLO County resident in their 50 dies of coronavirus

September 5, 2020

San Luis Obispo County health officials announced two new deaths from coronavirus on Friday, a resident in his 50s with no underlying health issues and a 90-year-old man with chronic health issues.

Even so, the number of new cases and hospitalized patients continues to fall. On Friday, there were 10 people hospitalized in SLO County with the coronavirus, down from the Aug, 14 peak of 22.

During the past four days, SLO County reported 93 new coronavirus cases. San Luis Obispo leads with 50 new cases, followed by Atascadero with 14 and Paso Robles with 12.

Of the 3,074 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 2,654 individuals have recovered, and 22 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 10 people in the hospital — four in intensive care, and 385 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 742
  • San Luis Obispo — 456
  • Atascadero — 335
  • Nipomo — 317
  • CMC inmates — 262
  • Arroyo Grande — 193
  • Grover Beach — 145
  • Templeton — 120
  • San Miguel — 110
  • Oceano — 103
  • Pismo Beach — 53
  • Los Osos — 52
  • Morro Bay — 46
  • Shandon — 32
  • Cambria — 31
  • Santa Margarita — 24
  • Cayucos — 16
  • Creston — 9
  • Avila Beach — 7
  • San Simeon — 6
  • Other county cases — 15

As of Friday evening, there have been 731,641 positive cases, and 13,648 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 6,416,821 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 192,522 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 26,969,378 cases with 881,736 dead.

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“President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and “more deadly than even your strenuous flus,” and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary journalist Bob Woodward in his new book “Rage.”

“This is deadly stuff,” Trump told Woodward on February 7.

In a series of interviews with Woodward, Trump revealed that he had a surprising level of detail about the threat of the virus earlier than previously known. “Pretty amazing,” Trump told Woodward, adding that the coronavirus was maybe five times “more deadly” than the flu.

“Now it’s turning out it’s not just old people, Bob. Just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It’s not just old- older.”

“Young people too, plenty of young people.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s top infectious disease expert, is quoted telling others Trump’s leadership was “rudderless” and that his “attention span is like a minus number.””

So by my count, this 50 something year old would be the first to die of the virus in SLO County without any underlying health issues.

Fortify yourself with Vitamin D. It really makes a difference.

The headline grabbed my attention, the content had me longing for Paul Harvey, what’s the rest of the story? Did he ignore the symptoms and wait to long for treatment? Should us almost old guy’s find a basement and hide out for the duration? What’s the whole story?

50 years old with no underlying health issues, or no known underlying health issues? There’s a difference.

Agree with Boldguy and Shelworth. What’s the point of this piece other than to declare what we already know. Yes, 100 percent of the Covid fatalities are not old people. We got that. Nobody except perhaps some fringe voices are saying that and who cares what they say.

So by extension are we to cower in fear, throw up our hands and say the hell with it? Adopt a I’ll stick my head out when I get the all clear from the chosen few scientists position? What is it then? Where is the value added by publishing this piece CCN?

I have an idea, how about we manage the risk in an informed, reasonably conscientious manner, like grownups are supposed to do, all of the time.

The article has some stats. You are the one going on and on about nothing, seeing mountains where it’s just some stats.

Go to a restaurant or don’t, the soap box is over in mitchell park.