COVID-19 cases flat, SLO County remains in the red tier

March 31, 2021

After falling for more than a month, the number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County has remained flat for several weeks, which means the county will remain in the red tier for at least two more weeks.

Of the 103 new coronavirus cases in SLO County over the past five days, 39 of those infected are 18 to 29 years of age while only one is in the 65 and above age bracket. San Luis Obispo leads with 42 new cases, followed by Atascadero with 14 and Paso Robles with nine.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 20,505 people in SLO County have tested positive for the pandemic. Of those, 256 have died — one this week. There are four SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with one in intensive care units.

Cases by area:

  • Paso Robles – 4,039
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,976
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,384
  • Atascadero – 1,950
  • Nipomo – 1,544
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,439
  • Grover Beach – 859
  • Oceano – 689
  • Templeton – 609
  • San Miguel – 518
  • Los Osos – 477
  • Morro Bay – 418
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 373
  • Pismo Beach – 334
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 206
  • Cambria – 176
  • Shandon – 139
  • Santa Margarita – 139
  • Creston – 85
  • Cayucos – 69
  • Avila Beach – 30
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 33,174 confirmed coronavirus cases and 439 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area:

Santa Maria — 11,178
Santa Barbara — 6,209
Lompoc — 3,516
Orcutt — 1,762
Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,089

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 3,669,253 positive cases, and 58,938 deaths in California.

More than 31,166,344 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 565,254 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 129,453,854 cases with 2,827,420 dead.

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