This week, Cal Poly saw eight on-campus and 15 off-campus students test positive for coronavirus, after 10 on-campus and 43 off-campus tested positive last week, according to the Cal Poly coronavirus website.

There are currently 24 on-campus students in isolation, up eight from last week. Cal Poly recently began recording ‘quarantine in place’ data, which reveals that 282 on-campus students are currently quarantined in place, three occurring in the past 24 hours.

Cal Poly Daily Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Luis Obispo County had 3,969 total confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, Oct. 15 — up 36 cases from the previous day.

Of the total cases, 3,731 people have recovered, while 206 are actively sick and recovering at home, and four are hospitalized (one of these hospitalized patients is currently 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 to the 206.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

Thirty-two people in San Luis Obispo county have died due to COVID-19, one passing away this week. 

Within the past months, the adjusted positive case rate appeared to be decreasing, but since Sept. 21, the cases per 100,000 has continued to increase.

According to the most recent County of San Luis Obispo COVID-19 Briefing, three weeks ago the adjusted case count was 3.5 cases per 100,000 people, but has ballooned to 6.1 as of Oct. 14. 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.

Despite this, the percent of positive cases has steadily decreased from 4.6 percent on Sept. 8 to 2 percent on Oct. 13. Cal Poly’s ongoing testing program has conducted more than 5,000 tests, more than 1,000 on Tuesday, October 13th. 

Total COVID-19 Case Breakdown

Paso Robles remains the city with the highest number of total cases (971), with San Luis Obispo not far behind (737). Atascadero (392) 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 in 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 1,336 and 1,251 cases respectively.

Almost half (45 percent) of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or in-person spread.

The county reported that 1,766 people contracted the virus from person-to-person contact, 933 people contracted the virus from community spread, 214 people contracted the virus through travel and 1,056 cases are under investigation.

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

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