COVID cases and deaths on the rise in San Luis Obispo County

May 18, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County has reached a grim milestone, more than 500 residents have died from COVID. The county reported four additional deaths during the past week.

COVID cases continue to gradually increase. The county reported a rise in new cases from a daily average of 38 on May 11 to 46 on May 18.

During the past seven days, the county reported 353 SLO County residents officially tested positive for the virus. San Luis Obispo leads with 91 new cases, followed by Paso Robles with 51, Atascadero with 36, Arroyo Grande with 34 and Nipomo with 28.

The number of SLO County residents in hospitals receiving treatment for the virus has more than tripled, with seven currently hospitalized, two in intensive care.

In SLO County, 54,600 people have tested positive for the virus and 501 have died.

There have been 9,399,541 positive cases, and 91,189 deaths in California.

More than 84,692,706 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 1,028,014 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 525,038,045 cases with 6,294,792 dead.


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Downtown Bob

Grim milestone, more than 325,000 folks living in SLO county 500 died with COVID positive test, less than one tenth of a percent. .00153. Risk factors include being obese and over 80. Sad deal, but the obese is a factor people can change during the past two years.


commonsenseguy

Sad to hear, but that not only grim milestone reached in the county this week. So are the deaths related to drug overdoses. More already this year than last year at this time. The drug epidemic is increasing more than this virus. Lives are being lost daily, families a being devastated. Where is the coverage on this increasing epidemic?


MrYan

Why? Because we view drug use as a “personal” failure. Same with homelessness. As a society we need to blame or assess one’s culpability before we consider any helpful action.


derasmus

Actually, most of the US drug “overdose” fatalities (somewhere approaching 100,000 deaths so far in 2022) are from fentanyl laced drug poisoning. Because of the Chinese manufactured fentanyl coming across the southern border, it is being blended with other narcotics and when unsuspecting users take part they die. So, Americans are being murdered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Mexican drug cartels. And what is our government doing about it?


ANSWER: Next to nothing. In fact they are enabling this by their border policies and inaction.


Downtown Bob

Don’t forget, our us military literally was guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan that gets sent to China and processed into fentanyl.


derasmus

Downtown Bob, fentanyl produced in China IS NOT dependent on the opioids derived from poppy’s grown in Afghanistan. Heroin yes, fentanyl no.


Heroin is a problem in the US but nowhere near as deadly as fentanyl poisoning, not even close. Again, the CCP and Mexican cartels are murdering Americans.