New coronavirus cases drop 27% in SLO County

January 18, 2021

The average weekly number of new coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo fell by 27% in the past seven days, better than the state’s seven day average which is down approximately 10%,according to the California Department of Public Health.

With seven new deaths over the weekend from COVID-19, there are now 135 confirmed deaths in SLO County.

During the past three days, 807 people tested positive for the  coronavirus in SLO County, bringing the county’s total to 15,658 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the state, which provides more current data than SLO County.

There are 50 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with 10 in intensive care units.

Cases by area, these numbers are from SLO County’s delayed reporting:

  • Paso Robles – 3,091
  • San Luis Obispo – 2,796
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,085
  • Atascadero – 1,362
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,126
  • Nipomo – 1,093
  • Grover Beach – 671
  • Oceano – 534
  • Templeton – 459
  • San Miguel – 391
  • Los Osos – 346
  • Morro Bay – 317
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 324
  • Pismo Beach – 231
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 186
  • Cambria – 125
  • Shandon – 116
  • Santa Margarita – 103
  • Creston – 64
  • Cayucos – 55
  • Avila Beach – 26
  • Shell Beach – 14
  • San Simeon – 12

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 24,481 confirmed coronavirus cases and 231 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area, these numbers are from Santa Barbara County’s reporting:

    • Santa Maria — 8,615
    • Santa Barbara — 4,247
    • Lompoc — 2,497
    • Orcutt — 1,336
    • Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,076

As of Monday evening, there have been 3,024,082 positive cases, and 33,739 deaths in California.

More than 24,626,376 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 408,620 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 96,009,720 cases with 2,049,348 dead.

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shelworth

Again, as I’ve said many times, telling us the number of new cases tells us nothing unless we know how many were tested. If the number of positive tests went down by 27%, but we only tested 50% as many people during that time frame we’ve had an increase in cases. That’s why the case rate is so important. I have no idea why they quit giving us that stat.


JamesD

15,658 cases in SLO since the beginning of the pandemic. The list, “according to the state, which provides more current data than SLO County”, list number of cases by city. While any death is tragic no matter the cause, there are 135 confirmed deaths in SLO with 50 SLO Co residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus with 10 in ICU. Is there a list by cities with the number of known current ACTIVE or Positive cases at home vs RECOVERED?


commonsenseguy

That’s good news. But be careful, I’m sure Dr. Fauci will call for all to stay home and not gather to watch the potential super-spreader, the Super Bowl. Oh wait a minute, Joey and Kamel we be in control by then, and everything will be fine and the virus and daily death count will slow or stop. The encouragement to open schools, businesses and unity by all will be demanded and called for loudly by the media. Any questioning their new narrative will be deemed denier’s and scorned.


Adam Trask

Sure, keep spreading the Trumpian rhetoric. I would expect nothing less. One man’s common sense is simply nonsense to the rest of us.


commonsenseguy

Sorry brother, but my comments have nothing to do with Trump or his rhetoric. It has everything to do with the hapless Democrat lap dog media who is already starting to change their tune and push a new narrative across the board regarding the China virus and everything resulting from it. If your common sense can’t see the simple blatant nonsense by the so called “media”, and their desire and passion to support this new/old administration, who is truly filled with nonsense compared to the rest of us. It’s an example of a bunch of lemmings.


derasmus

They need reprogramming.