This week, Cal Poly saw 10 on-campus students test positive for coronavirus, according to the Cal Poly coronavirus website.

There are currently 16 on-campus residents in isolation, and 234 students are in quarantine. Since Oct. 1, 40 off-campus residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Cal Poly Daily Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Luis Obispo County had 3,815 total confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, Oct. 8 — up 36 cases from the previous day.

Of the total cases, 3,570 people have recovered, while 211 are actively sick and recovering at home, and two are hospitalized. None of the hospitalized patients are in intensive care.

Just a week ago, there were 196 active cases. Last week saw active case numbers decrease from 241 to 196, but this week the number has been steadily increasing.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

Thirty-one people have died due to COVID-19, but nobody has died from COVID-19 this week. 

Within the past month, the adjusted positive case rate appeared to be decreasing, but since Sept. 21, the cases per 100,000 has increased to 5.1.

Despite this, testing positivity (percent of positive tests) has steadily decreased from 4.6 percent on Sept. 8 to 1.9 percent on Oct. 6.

Total COVID-19 Case Breakdown

Paso Robles remains the city with the highest number of total cases (924), with San Luis Obispo not far behind (682). Atascadero (387) and Nipomo (359) have the third most and fourth most total cases, respectively.

Until mid-August, San Luis Obispo’s growth in number of cases was consistent with the most of the county, but then took a sharp upturn, becoming more consistent with Paso Robles’ trend.

COVID-19 Cases by City

The majority of COVID-19 cases are in the 18 to 29-years-old age group and the 30 to 49-years-old age group, recording 1,254 and 1,213 cases respectively.

This is the first time that the 18 to 29-year-old age group has led in total cases since early August.

Almost half (more then 43 percent) of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or in-person spread.

The county reported that 1,666 people contracted the virus from person-to-person contact, 907 people contracted the virus from community spread, 207 people contracted the virus through travel and 1,035 cases are under investigation.

For more detailed statistics, see the county’s detailed statistics webpage.

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