SLO County reports increase in hospitalizations as COVID-19 cases surge

August 11, 2021

By CalCoastNews Staff

San Luis Obispo County reported there were 26 people being treated for COVID-19 in area hospitals on Tuesday, the highest number since February. Of those, five are in intensive care.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County went from 368 to 603 during the past week, a gain of 64%, with two deaths. Both of the people who died from the virus last week were in their 50s, according to SLO County Public Health Department.

Of those 603 new cases, San Luis Obispo leads with 128 cases, followed by Paso Robles with 124, Atascadero with 84, Arroyo Grande with 70, Templeton with 47 and Nipomo with 42.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 22,959 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 269 have died.

There have been 4,076,572 positive cases, and 64,852 deaths in California.

More than 36,892,215 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 634,662 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 204,893,523 cases with 4,329,952 dead.

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The statistics are very inadequate: we need to know, the number of new cases and how many were vaccinated and how many were not and the number of deaths need to include their ages, if they were or were not vaccinated and if they had underlying conditions. This additional information may assist in upping the vaccination statistics as well as better informing us what is actually going on concerning the virus.

All those statistics and more are readily available. Care to explain how those additional statistics will shape your behavior? Seems pretty clear that getting the vaccine is the best way to not die from the virus.

You can get some of your questions answered on this page :

According to the County website, 98.5% of the cases are in those who are not fully vaccinated, 97.5% of the hospitalizations are in those who are no fully vaccinated, 99.2% of the deaths are in those who are not fully vaccinated.

If you scroll down to the “Variants in CA over time” graph, it might make your hair stand on end for a second.

None of it is very good news but it makes sense since the vaccinated tend to be more careful since they believe in the virus and they believe in the science.

My mind tends to drift to “well, there’s always herd immunity” and then the word “variants” slaps me into my senses.

Have a nice day.

The information that was conveniently left out of this article is that ALMOST ALL COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths reported in SLO County are residents who have not been fully vaccinated. Data from the County Public Health Department shows that since Jan. 1, 2021, residents who are not fully vaccinated are responsible for 98.5% of cases, 97.5% of hospitalizations and 99.2% of deaths. Of 132 deaths caused by COVID-19 in 2021, only one individual was fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated SLO County residents are 70 times more likely to become infected with COVID-19 than those who are vaccinated.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. The unvaccinated represent 48% of the county population, but 99.2% of the deaths. Let that sink in for a second. And then go get your damn vaccine if you haven’t already. It’s free, easy, and the life you save might be your own.

Keep those masks off. Let’s get those numbers higher.

Nobody is stopping you from wearing a mask.

You Gotta Pump Those Numbers Up, Those Are Rookie Numbers In this racket!!