SLO County COVID-19 cases up 45% in one week, two deaths

August 3, 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County went from 253 to 368 during the past week, a gain of 45%, with two deaths.

With 59% of county residents fully vaccinated, the number of hospitalizations has fallen considerably. Since Jan. 2021, SLO County residents who are fully vaccinated made up only 1.5% of new cases, 2.5% of hospitalizations, and 0.8% of deaths.

During the past seven days, SLO County reported 268 new coronavirus cases. Of those, San Luis Obispo leads with 68 cases, followed by Paso Robles with 63, Atascadero with 57, Arroyo Grande with 52 and Nipomo with 30.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 22,356 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 267 have died. There are eight SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with three in intensive care.

There have been 3,993,702 positive cases, and 64,568 deaths in California.

More than 36,049,015 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 630,497 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 200,264,015 cases with 4,258,893 dead.

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Jon Tatro

All of those Covid cases Biden keeps bussing in from the border and sending them throughout the country to infect everyone. Even the most liberal have to agree that policy is crazy.


Always a redirection to something else instead of being accountable for your actions. This virus continues to spread because certain people refuse to wear masks and social distance which is the complete opposite of what factual science says. Here’s some more factual science for you the more a coronavirus transmits the more it mutates. Look up MERS a coronavirus that killed 50% of the people who got it but thankfully wasn’t as transmissible and was able to be stamped out by masks and distancing for those exposed. We are on the Delta variant right now wait until we get to the Omega.


COVID started as a virus and mutated to an IQ test.


Don’t hear much from the Covid deniers, hydroxychloroquine promoters anymore.


Not so fast bucko!


Preplanning Covid exposure and masking mandates: Almost all schools back in session by 9/6; Delta variant spreads-develops over the following week; recall election on 9/14; unpopular masking mandate soon thereafter.


…and the Mid-State Fair had nothing to do with the increased numbers, right?!


Put the blame where it belongs – people who won’t get the shot!


And a variant as contagious as chicken pox.

If your not mRNA vaccinated by now … you’re just crazy … not religiously devout, not a true macho man, not a loyal Trump believer, not an all wise conspiracy theorist, not a protector of your family from big pharma, … you are just plain bat shit crazy.


Or that they don’t understand basic probability…so the blame lies with our school system


Ok, but how deadly is it? Your car is much more deadly!


Humor me. How is your car more deadly?


Given that a large part of those that attended the fair are not SLO county residents, if they did become infected at the fair, and since it takes up to two weeks, they would be back home and those positive results would be part of a different county’s results.

Tyler Durden

After they cough on us locals.