Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche | Mustang News

San Luis Obispo now has 1,783 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday, July 31 – up 43 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

Of the total cases, 385 patients are at home in isolation, 1,369 patients have recovered and 14 are currently in the hospital. Four of the hospitalized patients are in intensive care.

This is the fourth time in the past seven days that the county reported more than 40 new COVID-19 cases.

More than half of the cases can be attributed to person-to-person contact or in person spread, and about 43 percent of the cases are under investigation.

The county reported that 487 people contracted the virus from person-to-person contact, 406 people contracted the virus from community spread, 127 people contracted the virus through travel and 763 cases are under investigation.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

In order to be considered stable, counties must have more than 20 percent of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available and more than 25 percent of ventilators available, according to county public health.

The county meets these requirements for stability, as 38 percent of ICU beds are available and 88 percent of ventilators are available, according to the state

County Public Health has now conducted 9,896 tests in which 274 have tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 1,509 cases, and have conducted 28,040 tests since April 13, 2020, but the number of tests conducted before then is unknown.

The largest single-day increase in cases remains at 74, which was reported Thursday, July 23.

There are 175 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 494 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 560 in 30 to 49-years-old, 327 in 50 to 64-years-old, 181 in 65 to 84-years-old and 43 in 85-years-old and older. The ages of three patients are under investigation. 

Coronavirus cases by city

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