SLO County COVID-19 hospitalizations rise, five more deaths

August 25, 2021

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County is at its highest level in seven months, as the Delta variant continues to strain the health care system.

There are now 55 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with 16 in intensive care. During the past four days, 460 SLO County residents tested positive for the coronavirus and five residents died — one in their fifties, two in their sixties, one in their seventies and one in their nineties.

“My heart goes out to the families who must grapple with this loss, and to those whose loved ones are severely ill in our hospitals,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, SLO County health officer. “I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get vaccinated so that you are protected from the worst outcomes of COVID-19—to protect your own health and to protect the health care capacity we all rely on.”

Of the 460 new cases, Paso Robles leads with 96 cases, followed by San Luis Obispo with 86, Atascadero with 72, Grover Beach with 32, Nipomo with 24 and Arroyo Grande with 23.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 24,622 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 279 have died.

There have been 4,266,665 positive cases, and 64,248 deaths in California.

More than 38,968,925 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 648,161 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 214,018,683 cases with 4,465,683 dead.


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how about stating the number of cases requiring hospitalization that are not vaccinated? maybe, just maybe, it’ll make someone(s) get that damn shot.


I agree. More info would be nice. Also things like BMI, underlying health conditions, commodities, did they just test positive or did they have symptoms, what the death with covid or from covid. The more information the better. The lack of information on what you and I would like to see screams incompetence or agenda. It’s sad that old people die, hopefully the government will be able to stop that.


“The more information, the better.” Sure, why don’t we just list their full name, address, date of birth, etc? Well, there is an important law called HIPAA that prevents the release of identifiable medical data.

Also, speaking of agendas, it sounds like you are just fishing for any possible data to further your “covid just impacts old people who were going to die anyway, so why should I bother masking up and getting a vaccine” agenda. Sadly, once you lose a friend or family member to covid, that will be the only data point you need to grow up, put on your big boy pants and take some personal responsibility to get vaccinated, wear a mask, and social distance.


7/29/21, ABC News contacted 50 hospitals in 17 states, and asked them to share data on their ICU wards’ current COVID-19 patients, including their vaccination status. In the surveyed hospitals, ABC News found that the overwhelming majority of COVID-19 patients currently being treated in ICUs were unvaccinated.

Of the 271 total COVID patients in the surveyed ICUs, 255 patients, or approximately 94%, were unvaccinated against COVID-19 in ABC News’ snapshot in time.

Further, of the 16 vaccinated individuals receiving care in the ICU, almost all suffered from comorbidities and other health problems, such as cancer or weakened immune systems. ABC News only heard of one otherwise healthy and fully vaccinated individual, with no reported underlying conditions, who was in the ICU.