By Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche

San Luis Obispo County now has 1,078 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, July 14 – up 72 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the county’s largest single-day spike since Saturday, July 11.

Of the total cases, 359 patients are recovering at home in isolation, 699 patients have recovered and 14 are currently in the hospital. Six of the hospitalized patients remain in intensive care.

The status of one case remains unknown, according to County Public Health.

There have been five deaths due to coronavirus in the county, and three of those deaths were reported in the past week.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has conducted 28,303 tests in which 238 tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 840 cases, and they had conducted 20,991 tests since April 13. However, the number of tests conducted before then is unknown, according to County Public Health.

There are 97 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 309 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 305 in 30 to 49-years-old, 223 in 50 to 64-years-old, 124 in 65 to 84-years-old and 19 in 85-years-old and older. The age of one case remains 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 402 cases contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, 320 cases were acquired through community spread and 112 cases were contracted through travel. The county is still investigating the mode of virus transmission for 244 cases.

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