With the recent $11 million stimulus check to fight COVID-19, San Luis Obispo County plans to implement more vaccinations and move toward phase 1B, where residents 65-years-old and older and critical infrastructure workers may receive the vaccine.
So far there have been 25,576 first dose vaccines distributed to San Luis Obispo County with 15,511 being administered to healthcare workers and residents 75-years-old and older. There will likely be more second doses arriving as the county progresses into later distribution phases, but for now the county received 10,035 second doses and completed vaccination for 3,171, according to County Public Health.
Total SLO County Vaccinations
The county reached 18,467 total COVID-19 cases this week, with 1,014 people actively sick with the virus.
With an 82% in cases in January, this week’s case count of 1,202 new cases appears modest, and coincides with the case rate from late December.
The county’s ICU bed capacity is at 45% with 49 SLO County residents hospitalized. So far, 192 people have died due to COVID-19 in the county.
Cal Poly’s dashboard has reported inconsistent COVID-19 case counts since the start of the quarter, so they will not be included in this update.
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County
Daily new cases have decreased slightly in the last two weeks, as has the adjusted case rate per 100,000 people. However, the positivity rate has increased slightly in the past week, from 5.5% to 5.9%.
Currently, San Luis Obispo County as a whole is conducting about 909 tests per 100,000 people, which is almost double the California median of 479.8 tests.
Total COVID-19 Case Breakdown
While the California Men’s Colony cases have plateaued with only 38 cases this week, Paso Robles (219) and San Luis Obispo (217) continue to increase in cases.