SLO County COVID-19 surge slowing

August 18, 2021

The latest coronavirus surge appears to be slowing in San Luis Obispo County, while the number of people hospitalized continues to rise.

During the past four days, 378 SLO County residents tested positive for the coronavirus and two died, one person in their 20s and the other in their 90s. There are now 32 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with eight in intensive care.

Of the 378 new cases, San Luis Obispo leads with 85 cases, followed by Paso Robles with 82, Atascadero with 61, Arroyo Grande with 34 and Grover Beach with 21.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 23,737 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 273 have died.

There have been 4,163,495 positive cases, and 64,745 deaths in California.

More than 37,896,582 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 640,093 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 209,409,935 cases with 4,395,158 dead.

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And all these ‘dumb’ people who refuse vaccination get tax-payer funded hospital care and take up space.

Why not require anybody not vaccinated to fully pay for all medical care they receive?


Hopefully the remaining anti-vaxers who end up with a Covid induced hospital stay don’t qualify for Medicare. Relying on socialist health care, to survive a virus hoax, is early stage liberal indoctrination.


Before we start jumping up and down for joy, I’ve heard that testing supplies are almost exhausted thus results are being delayed and testing has slowed to a crawl…so no tests , no cases counted


Wordy but a New Yorker article on how the virus may evolve.

Jon Tatro

I know the apocalyptic pandemic fans love lockdowns and masks but this will run its course with peaks and valleys so yeah slowing down is a good thing.


You were a failure as a cop and have an even worse record as a provider of sound medical advice. Please leave the healthcare declarations to the trained professionals and be happy you got an early retirement on the dime of the taxpayers.


No one is a ‘fan’ of a pandemic or ‘love’ lockdowns, Jon.

Why are many folks on the right always putting down, and insulting others, for taking advised precautions? What is it in YOU that makes you seemingly NEED to do this? I know the other side does also, but frankly not to the same degree, as middle age or older, talk radio ‘conservatives’. It is like some weird oddity, like some sort of display or pre-death rattle or grouse.

Is this what you want to be?

BTW, your medical comments on this site have been very poor advise.


“I hope those pro masker virtue signalers continue to wear their masks when they drive alone or excercise outdoors , I like to readily identify the idiots in my community.” – Jon Tatro, 06/14/2021

Wow, your d-bag comment aged real well there, jonny boy. The best way to “readily identify the idiots” is look for the unmasked unvaccinated losers who are catching COVID in record numbers and will cause masks to be mandated once again.


Nearly 800 new cases in the last week is “slowing?” Not so. The beast continues to rage.


If 273 SLO county residents had been killed since 2020 in DUI crashes or, God forbid, terrorism, this entire county would be in a frenzied panic to do everything possible to prevent more deaths. Yet for some reason COVID deaths get an apathetic, tepid response or in certain segments of our population belligerent non-compliance with common sense measures to reduce the Corona Carnage.


Wake up! The surge slowing is a statistical blip.