By Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche

San Luis Obispo County now has 1,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Friday, July 24 – up 33 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the fifth time in the past seven days that more than 30 new cases were reported in a single day.

Of the total cases, 449 patients are at home recovering in isolation, 1,030 patients have recovered and 13 patients are currently in the hospital. Four of the hospitalized patients remain in intensive care.

There have been eight deaths related to coronavirus in the county, with two of those deaths reported in the past seven days.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has now conducted 34,064 tests in which 269 have tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 1,231 cases, but the number of tests conducted is unknown, according to County Public Health.

The largest single-day increase in cases remains at 74, which was reported yesterday.

There are 146 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 428 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 451 in 30 to 49-years-old, 279 in 50 to 64-years-old, 161 in 65 to 84-years-old and 35 in 85-years-old and older.

Coronavirus cases by city

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

The county has determined that 452 cases contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, 386 cases were acquired through community spread and 122 cases were contracted through travel. The county is still investigating the mode of virus transmission for 540 cases.

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