SLO County’s COVID-19 surge continues, five new deaths

January 25, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Spurred by the Omicron  variant, San Luis Obispo County’s COVID-19 surge continues with an all-time high of 590 average daily cases and five new deaths reported on Tuesday, according to health officials.

During the past four days, 2,134 SLO County residents officially tested positive for the virus. Paso Robles leads with 442 new cases, followed by San Luis Obispo with 441, Atascadero with 224, Nipomo with 203, Arroyo Grande with 182, Grover Beach with 110 and Morro Bay with 99.

“These numbers represent an undercount of local cases, as they do not include at-home rapid antigen tests,” according to county health officials. “Data teams are working seven days a week to keep up with the speed of new cases but estimate more than 2,000 additional cases have yet to be counted.”

The number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the virus is also increasing with 54 currently hospitalized, ten in intensive care.

In SLO County, 44,271 people have tested positive for the virus and 389 have died.

There have been 7,732,312 positive cases, and 79,173 deaths in California.

More than 73,449,185 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 894,880 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 359,175,387 cases with 5,634,080 dead.


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Adam Trask

Visited Las Vegas Jan. 14-17. Tested positive with at-home test on Sat. Jan. 22 so not part of these statistics. Fully recovered today. I’m old with high blood pressure and diabetes type 2. Three vaccinations and I’ve read that my breakthrough infection should give me another 3-6 months of strong immunity.


saywhat

Let’s check out math. The average daily cases is 692 for Jan 19th through Jan 25th.

I get my facts from the County’s Covid 19 website

https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/COVID-19/Data.aspx


derasmus

It would be interesting to note what the vaccination status was of those who perished. Knowing full well that the vaccines are proving less effective for catching and spreading the disease but are reported to be fairly effective in limiting serious illness and hospitalization. On that end it would be interesting to know GENERALLY what their ages and risk factors were. I say generally because I’m aware of HIPPA laws and the need for privacy.