San Luis Obispo County now has 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus – nine more cases than yesterday, which is SLO County’s largest day to day increase in cases so far, according to County Public Health.
One of these patients is an out-of-area Cal Poly student, according to a campus wide email from President Armstrong. The student had symptoms of coronavirus for “a brief time” while in San Luis Obispo, County Health Officer Penny Borenstein said. The student was tested for the virus in their hometown and is now recovering outside of San Luis Obispo, according to Borenstein.
One patient is in intensive care, one is in the hospital, 34 are at home and six have recovered. There have been no deaths related to coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County.
Of the total cases, eight are on the coast, 18 are from North County, three are from Central SLO and 13 from South County.
Twenty-one of the cases were transmitted through travel, 10 through person-to-person spread, three through community spread and eight are unknown.
Three of the patients are younger than 18, 27 are 19 to 64-years-old, 11 are 65 to 84-years-old and one patient is older than 85.
There have been 300 residents tested at San Luis Obispo’s public lab so far, according to County Public Health.
County Public Health has not released specific patient data to protect patient privacy.
This story was updated to include that a Cal Poly student tested positive for coronavirus.