SLO County reports highest day of coronavirus cases since August

October 28, 2020

New coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County reached the highest daily total since late August, with more than half of the 49 people infected being between the ages of 18 and 29-years-old.

The increase comes one day after the county announced they were close to meeting criteria required to further open the economy. The county’s adjusted case rate per 100,000 is currently at 4.0, and at 3.9 the county would move from the red tier to the more relaxed orange tier.

During the past eight days, SLO County reported 191 new coronavirus cases. Paso Robles leads with 77 new cases, followed by San Luis Obispo with 44.

Of the 4,240 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 4,027 individuals have recovered, and 32 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are seven people in the hospital — one in the intensive care unit, and 171 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

Paso Robles — 1,080
San Luis Obispo — 815
Atascadero — 402
Nipomo — 364
CMC inmates — 294
Arroyo Grande — 234
Grover Beach — 172
San Miguel — 150
Templeton — 144
Oceano — 139
Pismo Beach — 66
Morro Bay — 67
Los Osos — 64
Shandon — 57
Cambria — 36
Santa Margarita — 34
Cal Poly residents — 50
Creston — 25
Cayucos — 19
Avila Beach — 9
San Simeon — 6
Other county cases — 13

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 919,041 positive cases, and 17,521 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 9,113,371 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 233,063 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 44,726,632 cases with 1,178,375 dead.

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In other news , nobody has died from “old age” or flu induced pneumonia since January .

Big picture, Europe’s COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly resurging, prompting a flurry of new lockdowns like those seen in the spring. In the last ten days, France, Italy, Germany, Britain, and Sweden have reported new records for daily infections as has the US. France and Germany announced second national lockdowns on Wednesday.

I find it very suspicious the SLO Covid ( site has stopped posting how many tests were preformed, so we can’t check the case rate ourselves.

Why don’t you just ask them?

This contact page is on their website

(Of course, they have never answered me but they might have an answer for you)

Ahhhhh….of course just in time for the election…maybe you should do a story on the death rate and how it has slowed to a crawl…..and why that might be…..

Current death rate due to Covid is 1039 per day, and rising. Which is less than the summer peak of over 2000 a day. But that is not a crawl. An honest statement would be the death rate only sucks half as much as it used to.

To bring things into perspective In 2018 we lost 87,000 Americans to the seasonal flu and we had a vaccine available….colds and flus are deadly….and the number I heard was lower than 800 per day….but this close to an election the numbers are all over the place….

Not going to make any difference in the local election, besides it is an international phenomena.