Two COVID-19 deaths in SLO County as case rates continue to rise

April 22, 2021

San Luis Obispo County reported two deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday as case rates per 100,000 increased from a seven day average of 7.2 to 7.4, according to California’s case statistics.

During the past two days, SLO County reported 47 new cases. Of those, San Luis Obispo leads with 18 cases, followed by Paso Robles with 11 and Nipomo with five.

As of Thursday afternoon, 21,038 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 260 have died. There are eight SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with two in intensive care.

Cases by area:

  • San Luis Obispo – 4,205
  • Paso Robles – 4,117
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,384
  • Atascadero – 2,007
  • Nipomo – 1,569
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,475
  • Grover Beach – 874
  • Oceano – 695
  • Templeton – 629
  • San Miguel – 527
  • Los Osos – 494
  • Morro Bay – 431
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 375
  • Pismo Beach – 339
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 207
  • Cambria – 178
  • Santa Margarita – 148
  • Shandon – 141
  • Creston – 87
  • Cayucos – 69
  • Avila Beach – 30
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 33,926 confirmed coronavirus cases and 445 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area:

Santa Maria — 11,426
Santa Barbara — 6,362
Lompoc — 3,637
Orcutt — 1,808
Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,089

There have been 3,728,396 positive cases, and 61,308 deaths in California.

More than 32,669,211 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 584,226 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 145,363,174 cases with 3,058,86 dead.

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One of my best friends died of Covid-19 this week. He and I argued for a year about this deadly pandemic. He didn’t leave the county, he had no underlying condition, He assured me he and his family he were safe. Who cares about politics? People are still dying from this disease. Please do what you can to stop this deadly pandemic.

Adam Trask

Good grief! The vaccine is available to those of all ages. Please take some time to seek it out and get vaccinated. I know many think they are invulnerable so don’t care but I wish they would think about the rest of us. As soon as everyone is vaccinated, we can once again go to sporting events, concerts, large gatherings, etc.

Get the shot!


Doesn’t appear to have affected anyone’s routines in this county as most don’t care about the rules. Nothing has changed as this reminds me of the old days when this region was well known for its illegal weed grows.


Please stay out of Santa Barbara county. We wear our masks and we don’t want your germs.

fat chance

No problem…