SLO County increases vaccinations, COVID-19 cases continue to drop

February 17, 2021

San Luis Obispo County health officials are planning to administer 8,300 coronavirus doses next week: 5,100 second doses and 3,200 first doses.

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, residents over 65 can book one of 3,200 appointments available at ReadySLO. First-dose vaccinations are limited to the Cuesta College site, with second doses administered at all three county-operated vaccination clinics.

During the past seven days, new coronavirus cases in SLO County have dropped by 36%, according to the the state.

On Wednesday, SLO County reported 38 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 19,248 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 210 have died.

There are 23 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with eight in intensive care units.

Cases by area

  • Paso Robles – 3,804
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,612
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,375
  • Atascadero – 1,787
  • Nipomo – 1,447
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,351
  • Grover Beach – 782
  • Oceano – 659
  • Templeton – 571
  • San Miguel – 468
  • Los Osos – 437
  • Morro Bay – 392
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 339
  • Pismo Beach – 308
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 205
  • Cambria – 172
  • Shandon – 135
  • Santa Margarita – 127
  • Creston – 80
  • Cayucos – 68
  • Avila Beach – 26
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 31,067 confirmed coronavirus cases and 381 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area:

    • Santa Maria — 10,506
    • Santa Barbara — 5,788
    • Lompoc — 3,288
    • Orcutt — 1,626
    • Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,086

As of Wednesday evening, there have been 3,492,045 positive cases, and 47,916 deaths in California.

More than 28,453,526 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 502,544 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 110,435,754 cases with 2,441,044 dead.

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Waiting for your turn…get in line…we are sending millions of doses abroad to “poor” nations….


I will be trying to get two ladies in their 70’s scheduled this morning as they do not have internet connections. Both have “health issues” and I plan to transport them in myself. No family in the area to help them.


Update: logged on and got both appointments on Monday

Adam Trask

Great job Boomer. You are a true Christian (whether you identify with that label or not).


I understand there is no longer an online waiting list. So enterprising people cannot get on early in the morning, as I successfully had done, and get in line. Now, everyone has to jump on the site at 9am at the same time.

I am not sure if their website will be able to handle all the simultaneous hits it will have today at 9am. Should be interesting to watch.