Ten people died from COVID-19 over the weekend in SLO County

January 11, 2021

With 10 new deaths over the past three days from COVID-19, there are now 111 confirmed deaths in San Luis Obispo County.

During the past three days, 1,158 tested positive for the  coronavirus in SLO County, bringing the county’s total to 13,968 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the state. The State of California’s website provides more current data than SLO County, which lags behind.

There are 43 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with 11 in intensive care units.

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

  • Paso Robles – 2,807
  • San Luis Obispo – 2,589
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 1,599
  • Atascadero – 1,220
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,009
  • Nipomo – 952
  • Grover Beach – 579
  • Oceano – 463
  • Templeton – 410
  • San Miguel – 353
  • Los Osos – 310
  • Morro Bay – 277
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 256
  • Pismo Beach – 206
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 161
  • Shandon – 109
  • Cambria – 102
  • Santa Margarita – 97
  • Creston – 61
  • Cayucos – 51
  • Avila Beach – 22
  • Shell Beach – 12
  • San Simeon – 11

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 21,323 confirmed coronavirus cases and 197 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

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

    • Santa Maria — 7,677
    • Santa Barbara — 3,525
    • Lompoc — 2,172
    • Orcutt — 1,147
    • Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,057

As of Monday afternoon, there have been 2,714,667 positive cases, and 30,138 deaths in California.

More than 23,092,197 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 384,713 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 91,238,865 cases with 1,951,209 dead.

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So 384,713 have paid into Social Security and non of them will collect? Looks like Social Security will be solvent after all.

Sadly, you’ve answered my question below – honestly- with pith concerning your dead neighbors.

Approximately 60,000 of those deaths are from folks below retirement age. And this is not to mention the thousands of younger folks who have permanent lung damage or other lingering conditions from their encounter with the disease.

Luckily, the Democrats have won the day and will only strengthen Obamacare which makes sure that individuals with pre-existing health conditions will continue to get the best coverage.

Obummercare caused my health insurance to increase by triple in cost and with less benefits.

416,800 were the number of deaths in WWII.

When attacked, as a nation, we responded in ways that today would be unfathomable. We acted as one nation.

Together we rationed food, gas, clothing, and did without many things as part of our war effort. We did so gladly. Together we collected scrap metals for the war effort. Together we limited our travel to save precious resources-fuel. Wives left ashore headed work and neighbors helped watch their children. Everyone was in the fight together.

Or put another way; these were freedoms that were relinquished for the greater good by everyone. Soldiers often sacrificing the ultimate freedom-their lives-for this country. That is often the measure of our greatest Patriots is it not? Patriotism in a way requires the offering up of freedoms. I can’t think of any “Patriot” that has gained acclaim without a selfless act. Can you?

I also imagine, back then, if asked to wear a mask to ensure we didn’t get sick and waste medical resources they would have done so too-gladly.

Together they worked. Together they sacrificed.

We have 375,000 deaths this year alone. Are we ready to make any real sacrifices for each other yet?

Well said. That generation has been revered as the greatest generation. I fear that when the history books are written, ours will be known as the worst generation.