SLO County’s COVID-19 case rates reach record high

January 21, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County health officials reported an all-time high of 517 in the average daily number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, outpacing the previous record set on Tuesday with a 14 day average of 383.

During the past three days, 2,710 SLO County residents officially tested positive for the virus and four died — ranging in age from their their 50s to their 70s. San Luis Obispo leads with 651 new cases, followed by Paso Robles with 392, Arroyo Grande with 283, Nipomo with 254, Atascadero with 237 and Grover Beach with 166.

The number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the virus is down slightly with 48 currently hospitalized, ten in intensive care.

In SLO County, 42,137 people have tested positive for the virus and 384 have died.

There have been 7,376,878 positive cases, and 78,730 deaths in California.

More than 71,394,579 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 887,641 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 346,786,143 cases with 5,603,037 dead.


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kevin rise

I’m vaxxed, mask up socially. My kid got it from school, now I have it. If you’re a regular joe, you’re screwed; CA gives 2 paid sick days and good luck getting any disability pay for the 10-15 days you need to get test results and quarantine. We never cared about the flu and deaths associated with it because people can’t take time off because we work. I’ve watched people die from the flu and no one cares or cared then and couldn’t afford time off so spread it. America baby. The flu is a two week illness from start to finish, no one cares. Why can’t we all just get sick, watch other die; the American way. These precautions are BS bandaid to a gangrenous disease.


mazin

It is a free country.

Children are free to be raised in poverty.

After a lifetime of work, we are free to “retire” a month before our funeral.

The onus is on us.

All the while the super rich pay next to nothing in taxes on a percentage of income basis.


kevin rise

Truth there. Always appreciate the input mazin, much more composed than myself.


AllAboutTheBenjamins

Left out a detail from the press release… there’s been more than another dozen deaths that they haven’t added to the numbers yet.


SLO Thought

Where is the discussion about agressive early treatment to prevent severe illness and / or hospitalization???????? vax or no vax

It is a real question, that is way past time to talk about!!!


kevin rise

Agreed.


Eyes Everywhere

The ugly truth is that county public health officials are being muzzled and they’re not allowed to give the number of how many people in the hospitals have not been vaccinated.


We all know what’s going on here. People bitch and moan about having to vaccinate, but when they get sick, they all rush to the hospital. There is a family of three adults in Arroyo Grande who boasted to me for a year about how they would NEVER get vaccinated because they used “natural remedies.”


Guess what? They all have COVID.


NorthSide

Hi Eyes. Where to begin? The view that this is a pandemic only of the unvaccinated is wrong. There are individuals who had COVID-19 in the past who then were triple vaxed who have gotten COVID-19 again. It’s a fact that vaccination does not prevent you from getting COVID-19 nor does it prevent you from transmitting the virus to others. What it does do is prevent you from becoming severely ill when exposed to the spike protein on the strain of COVID-19 virus that the vaccine was designed to generate antibodies for, that is, the original COVID-19 virus from a couple of years ago which might explain why fully vaccinated persons are getting COVID-19 as mututations appear to the spike. It’s like getting the flu shot today from the strain of influenza that was circulating 2 years ago.


commonsenseguy

Sorry to rain on your comment, but I know two friends who were double vaccinated and are both currently in the hospital. Hy son was tripled vaccinated and also had the seasonal flu shot and still was infected.


My boss and his family, all triple vaccinated, all home with the virus. It’s a slippery slope to say that people unvaccinated shouldn’t be treated. If all that say this due to a personal choice, then you better be ready to deny care for many others and their poor choices of lifestyle and health. A little deeper thought needs to go into selfish comment as such.


kevin rise

We need real paid sick leave in america on a federal level if anything is to change and not treating it as some crisis handout. This is common in any other first world country, sick leave, maternity and paternity. But not here. Estonia, Finish, Dutch, France, England, Germany, New Zealand, the list goes on for countries that offer sick pay via people’s taxes vs spending it elsewhere, like endless wars. Bezos, and Musk rarely if ever pay taxes and so doesn’t Gates. Odd.


kevin rise

Love how people here enjoy watching poor people get sick and die and blame them not the system for poverty, as if our system wasn’t made to abuse poor labor all over the world. Now we are mad at China for giving away our data for cheap labor and having them exploit it against us, words of my father on his death bed.