Gracie Kitayama and Sophie Kroesche

San Luis Obispo now has 1,467 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, July 23 – up 74 cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health.

This is the county’s largest single-day spike since Tuesday, July 14.

Of the total cases, 465 patients are at home recovering in isolation, 978 patients have recovered and 14 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.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

County Public Health has now conducted 34,099 tests in which 268 have tested positive. Private laboratories have detected 1,199 cases, but the number of tests conducted is unknown, according to County Public Health.

There are 141 cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 413 in ages 18 to 29-years-old, 444 in 30 to 49-years-old, 275 in 50 to 64-years-old, 158 in 65 to 84-years-old and 34 in 85-years-old and older. The ages of two patients are 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 445 cases contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, 382 cases were acquired through community spread and 121 cases were contracted through travel. The county is still investigating the mode of virus transmission for 519 cases.

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