Vaccinations to begin in SLO County, coronavirus cases surge

December 14, 2020

In a matter of days, health care workers will be the first in San Luis Obispo County to receive coronavirus vaccinations, according to the SLO County Health Department. The county is awaiting a delivery of 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Later in the month, two different coronavirus vaccines will be made available to long-term care facility residents and staff. In the next phase, other essential workers and anyone who has high-risk medical conditions or is over the age of 65 should have access to the vaccine.

“The ultimate goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available, but until then we are going to distribute the limited supply we have to the highest-risk individuals this year,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, SLO County’s health officer. “As more supply becomes available, more people in our community will have the opportunity to get vaccinated.”

During the past three days, SLO County reported 259 new coronavirus cases. Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo lead with 42 new cases each, followed by CMC with 37, Atascadero with 27 and Arroyo Grande with 23.

Of the 7,711 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 6,325 individuals have recovered, and 46 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 29 people in the hospital — eight in the intensive care unit, and 1,303 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

Paso Robles — 1,838
San Luis Obispo — 1,697
Atascadero — 697
Nipomo — 551
Arroyo Grande — 541
CMC inmates, SLO County numbers — 414
Cal Poly residents — 256
Grover Beach — 283
San Miguel — 248
Templeton — 245
Oceano — 235
Los Osos — 136
Morro Bay — 131
Pismo Beach — 119
Shandon — 73
Santa Margarita — 57
Cambria — 52
Creston — 38
Ash-patients — 25
Cayucos — 28
Avila Beach — 13
San Simeon — 7
Other county cases where location has not yet been determined — 29

As of Monday evening, there have been 1,617,823 positive cases, and 21,187 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 16,942,822 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 308,089 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 73,190,421 cases with 1,627,900 dead.


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Jorge Estrada

I hope everybody else get their shot so I don’t have to. I was difficult to get my wife to travel the 85 miles to become a SLO County resident and neither of us will go to China for a bat kabob. Secondly, if you ever get involved with a elder care facility, you’ll never want to preserve your chance to live in one.


NorthCountyLady

The numbers the health department are posting are not correct. The number of positive Covid cases among patients at ASH have not changed much in several weeks according to today’s numbers. Today it is still showing 25. The truth is the number of cases among staff and patients is exploding. There are close to 60 positive patients as of today. Is County Public Health not getting updated info from ASH? Makes you wonder about the accuracy of all the data being released to the public.


derasmus

Thank you Trump administration and project “ warp speed.” So many media pundits on CNN, NY Times, NBC, MSNBC, had their experts explain why it couldn’t be done and that the big orange man was blowing smoke and false hope, yada, yada….


They were all wrong.


Just a fact


slo-to-load

You mean the same administration that initially called it a hoax, then said it would go away after a few cases, then said we were turning a corner, followed by “it will disappear right after election day”. The one that ignored common sense protocols resulting in their leader getting infected and requiring a helicopter medevac to Walter Reed and constant care by a team of doctors and exotic treatments unavailable to regular citizens at the time. The one that held hundreds of super spreader rallies that infected and even killed loyal supporters such as Herman Caine?


…clearly such visionaries on this epidemic…


But yes they did get a vaccine approved, but not before his buddy the Russian dictator did so first.


derasmus

SLOTO LOAD, “come on man…”


You and the media pundits and their”experts” are wrong again about the alleged “hoax” comment and Trump.


Washington Post, Snopes, Fact-check, an others all disagree with you. They have said big orange man never called the virus a hoax.


On the other hand Pelosi and even the esteemed Dr. Fauci ( a real Dr.) downplayed the seriousness of the disease even into late February.


Look, 2020 hindsight is a luxury that neither Democrats or Republicans are blessed with. The fact is, nobody knew how this was gonna turn out, and how could they.. If you want to blame someone how about the CCP (not the Chinese people, but their leader and his band of Bolshevik butchers).


Thank god for the Trump vaccine!


Just the facts


kettle

Trump land did not create anything, operation warp speed is/was the plan to get the vaccine to market, to gain votes etc.


“Pfizer has distanced itself from Mr. Trump and Operation Warp Speed. In an interview on Sunday, Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said, “We were never part of the Warp Speed,” adding, “we have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.”


On Monday, a spokeswoman for Pfizer clarified that the company is part of Operation Warp Speed as a supplier of a potential coronavirus vaccine.


Although it’s true that Pfizer and BioNTech had been working on a vaccine all year before the companies struck their deal with the U.S. government in July”


Trump screwed up the covid response from the beginning, some capitalists creating the vaccine and the US buying some does not make the spoiled child (trump) right.


Real facts not twitter bs, poor thing can’t face the music may not go to the inauguration….


scott_giles

Yay thank God for phizer


kettle

Whatever god you are referring to had nothing to do with it, unless you want to blame the pandemic on her/him/decline to state.


The Scientists who did it are Turk’s that live in Germany. “BioNTech, the small biotechnology company that is the originator of the vaccine, was founded by two married German scientists, Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, both born to Turkish immigrant parents, and the Austrian oncologist Christopher Huber. It originally set out to develop new types of immunotherapy for cancer, but has concentrated its capacities on the race for a Covid-19 vaccine.”


Adam Trask

And, your point being?


Scientists have been working on this vaccine for at least 17 years when the first SARS virus was identified in 2003, but it is truly a miracle in the minds of many as it will hopefully restore normalcy to our everyday lives.


To give God a bit of credit is certainly not of bounds.


kettle

It is out of bounds, the goddess, Thor etc did not help at all.


Scientist’s did the work, they deserve the credit not some sky fairies.

It’s bullshit to not give credit for hard work to the people who did it today and those who went before.


Santa did not put the presents under the tree, mom or dad did it.


Adam Trask

You’re funny, Kettle. I’m guessing you’re a big Bill Maher fan. As for me, I still believe in fairies, to a certain extent. To argue otherwise is to acknowledge a cold, hard universe without intelligence.


kevin rise

Twin cities Paso is the largest ER locally, a very small ER, you can walk the ward in 10 seconds. Say you’d have 10-15 covid patients in need of care, plus regular intake, the hospital would collapse. 250 cases in one day, Wow, and how many people swamp hospitals during flu season for the basic flu due to economic reasons and lack of access to a primary on weekends for a script, or for little tiny issues, or Drug addicts! Several; many counties have No open ER beds. Hence they built the Poly Doly Ward.


sbjcl

Agree with slodoc. Definitely would throw a few bucks that way.