SLO County COVID-19 cases dropping, 10 new deaths

February 22, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and an increase in new cases from a daily average of 208 on Friday to 163 on Tuesday.

Those who recently succumbed to the virus range in age from their 50s to their 80s. The number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the virus has also dropped, with 20 currently hospitalized, two in intensive care.

During the past four days, 315 SLO County residents officially tested positive for the virus. San Luis Obispo leads with 52 new cases, followed by Paso Robles and Atascadero with 37 each, Arroyo Grande with 33 and Nipomo with 29..

In SLO County, 51,995 people have tested positive for the virus and 442 have died.

There have been 8,892,967 positive cases, and 84,216 deaths in California.

More than 80,202,466 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 962,241 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 427,849,842 cases with 5,922,647 dead.


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Florian75

There’s something curious about the county’s COVID reports. Active cases are falling dramatically, yet deaths in SLO County continue at the highest levels seen since the pandemic began. Why such a high death count when the Omicron variant is widely reported as less virulent than the preceding variants, and is more prone to affect the upper respiratory system rather than become deep seated in the lungs?


Jon Tatro

I really want to know if these people are dying from Covid or are they dying with Covid.


AllAboutTheBenjamins

From covid they don’t count people in which it didn’t contribute. As far as deaths they lag behind cases and even though less virulent(somewhat) it’s so contagious that more people were infected hence the high deaths. Facts you can look up.


kayaknut

Please present your facts to support your claim.


AllAboutTheBenjamins

You can contact the county health dept. Early on in the pandemic we had someone die here who was on hospice and at first counted then a couple days later they took them off because they were on hospice and doesn’t count. Now they go over each death before reporting. Look at some of the press releases from the county over the last month they have said there were more deaths to be reported they just had to go over them to make sure it was from covid not with covid. Now the math is pretty simple why we have the deaths we do from omicron. Say 1 out of every 100 people with delta died and .5 of every 100 with omicron. If omicron is twice as contagious you will get about twice the infections but same amount of deaths as delta. Omicron already has its own sub variant that is even more contagious. Every time covid infects someone it gets a pull at the genetic slot machine eventually it’s going find a combo that makes it worse. Just look at all the variants we’ve had that are worse than the original. Mers was a coronavirus that killed 40% of the people who got it that was about 8-10 years ago.