Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche

San Luis Obispo now has 808 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, July 7 – up 43 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the largest single-day increase in the past week.

Of the total cases, 207 patients are at home recovering in isolation, 586 patients have recovered and 13 are currently in the hospital. Five of the hospitalized patients remain in intensive care.

There have been two deaths related to coronavirus in the county.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has now conducted 25,534 tests in which 162 have tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 646 cases, and they have conducted 19,484 tests since April 13. However, the number of tests conducted before then is unknown, according to County Public Health.

There are 75 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 234 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 218 in 30 to 49-years-old, 169 in 50 to 64-years-old, 96 in 65 to 84-years-old and 16 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 330 cases contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, 270 cases were acquired through community spread and 91 cases were contracted through travel. The county is still investigating the mode of virus transmission for 117 cases.

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