San Luis Obispo County has 1,112 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Wednesday, July 15 — up 34 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.
Of the total cases, 374 patients are at home in isolation and 720 patients have recovered. Eleven are currently hospitalized, six of which are in intensive care. The state of one patient is unknown.
There have been six deaths due to COVID-19 in the county.
Yesterday, county public health announced that a sixth county resident died due to COVID-19.
The resident was more than 90-years-old and lived in a long term care facility. They were not hospitalized before their death, and caught the virus through person-to-person spread at the long term care facility.
“Our hearts go out to the family and all those who are touched by this loss,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said in the press release. “This disease is spread person-to-person in SLO County, which means each of us can play a part in breaking that chain of transmission.”
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County
As of July 14, County Public Health had conducted 7,312 tests in which 238 tested positive. Private laboratories had detected 840 cases, and they had conducted 20,991 tests since April 13. However, the number of tests conducted before then is unknown, according to County Public Health.
The largest single-day spike of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county was yesterday, July 14, with 72 cases.
There are 100 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 324 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 312 in 30 to 49-years-old, 227 in 50 to 64-years-old, 128 in 65 to 84-years-old and 19 in 85-years-old and older. The ages of two patients are unknown.
Case Count by City
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the sixth death due to COVID-19 was announced today, Wednesday, July 15. The sixth death was announced yesterday, Tuesday, July 14.