Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche

San Luis Obispo County now has 1,213 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Friday, July 17 – up 55 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the third time in the past seven days that more than 50 new cases were reported.

Of the total cases, 411 patients are at home recovering in isolation, 737 patients have recovered and 11 are currently in the hospital. Five of the hospitalized patients remain in intensive care.

There have been six deaths due to coronavirus in the county, two of which were reported in the past seven days.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has conducted 7,822 tests in which 260 tested positive. Private laboratories had detected 953 cases, and they had conducted 21,355 tests since April 13. However, the number of tests conducted before then is unknown, according to County Public Health.

There are 110 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 352 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 354 in 30 to 49-years-old, 241 in 50 to 64-years-old, 134 in 65 to 84-years-old and 20 in 85-years-old and older. The ages of two patients are unknown.

Coronavirus cases by city

Most of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or community spread.

The county has determined that 425 cases contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, 356 cases were acquired through community spread and 120 cases were contracted through travel. The county is still investigating the mode of virus transmission for 312 cases.

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