By Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche Credit: Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche | Mustang News

San Luis Obispo now has 1,902 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Monday, August 3 – up 42 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the fifth time in the past seven days that more than 40 new cases were reported.

Of the total cases, 318 patients are at home recovering in isolation, 1,553 patients have recovered and 15 are currently in the hospital. Four of the hospitalized patients remain in intensive care.

Another death was reported in the county yesterday, August 2. This brings the total number of deaths in the county to 16 deaths.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has now conducted 39,166 tests in which 282 have tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 1,620 cases, but the number of tests conducted is unknown, according to County Public Health.

There are 196 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 529 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 597 in 30 to 49-years-old, 347 in 50 to 64-years-old, 187 in 65 to 84-years-old and 45 in 85-years-old and older. The age of one patient is under investigation. 

Coronavirus cases by city

More than half of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or in person spread, and about 44 percent of the cases are under investigation.

The county reported that 516 people contracted the virus from person-to-person contact, 426 people contracted the virus from community spread, 129 people contracted the virus through travel and 831 cases are under investigation.

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