Cal Poly saw six on-campus and 22 off-campus students test positive for the coronavirus this week, according to the Cal Poly coronavirus website.

Eight on-campus and 15 off-campus students tested positive last week.

There are 16 on-campus students in isolation, up eight from last week. Cal Poly began recording “quarantine in place” data two weeks ago, which reveals that 127 on-campus students are currently quarantined in place, three occurred in the past 24 hours. These numbers fluctuate, as anywhere from small sections to entire floors of on-campus housing can be quarantined.

Cal Poly Daily Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Luis Obispo County had 4,121 total confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, Oct. 22 — up 29 cases from the previous day.

Of the total cases, 3,873 people have recovered, while 214 are actively sick and recovering at home. Two cases are hospitalized, but none are in intensive care.

There were 206 active cases last week, indicating a moderate increase to 214 cases on Oct. 22. 

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

Thirty-two people in San Luis Obispo County have died due to COVID-19. 

For the past month, the adjusted case count was similar to where it stands this week — roughly 5.9 cases per 100,000 people. An adjusted case rate of 7.0 or above, roughly equal to 20 new cases per day, would move the county back into the purple tier of the state’s reopening criteria.

The testing positivity rate, or percent of tests that are positive, has also stayed relatively consistent at roughly 2 percent. Cal Poly’s ongoing testing program has conducted more than 7,500 tests since Oct. 3. 

Total COVID-19 Case Breakdown

Paso Robles remains the city with the highest number of total cases (1035), with San Luis Obispo not far behind (784). Atascadero (396) and Nipomo (358) have the third most and fourth most total cases respectively.

San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles continue to lead in new cases with the rest of the county plateauing since mid-August. 

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 1,391 and 1,285 cases respectively.

Almost half, about 44 percent, of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or in-person spread.

The county reported that 1,817 people contracted the virus from person-to-person contact, 967 people contracted the virus from community spread, 214 people contracted the virus through travel and 1,121 cases are under investigation.

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

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