San Luis Obispo now has 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, March 26 – up 8 cases from yesterday, according to the County Public Health.

Of the total cases, 39 patients are at home in isolation, ten patients have recovered, four are currently in the hospital and one is still in the intensive care unit. 

There are 20 patients in North Coast, four in central San Luis Obispo, nine from the coast and 13 from South County.

Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in SLO County

There are three cases of coronavirus in those zero to 17-years-old, 19 in ages 18 to 49-years-old, 11 in 50 to 64-years-old and 13 in those 65 and older.

The majority of the confirmed cases in SLO County are in people over 50, who account for about 45 percent of the total cases. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases By Age Group

The County Public Health has now conducted 330 tests in which 26 tested positive, and 28 of the cases were detected by private laboratories. The number of all positive cases from private labs are reported to the Public Health Department, but the number of tests conducted in private labs is unknown, according to County Public Health.

The highest increase of confirmed cases in one day remains at nine.

A week ago, San Luis Obispo had 13 confirmed cases and County Health Officer Penny Borenstein predicted a rapid increase in numbers. 

“We expect to see an epidemic of this sort. We’ll be sitting here in another few weeks and we’ll likely have cases in the three digits,” Borenstein previously said in an interview with Mustang News

California now has 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there are 68,440 cases nationwide according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This comes after the Senate approved a two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday. 

The House will convene to consider the relief  bill on Friday, March 27 at 9:00 a.m., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a news release. The vote will be a voice vote, meaning members will not have to meet on the House Floor, as with a recorded roll call vote, and can express their views remotely.

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