Coronavirus: SLO County CA has 117 cases, 3 new patients

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San Luis Obispo County now has 117 cases of coronavirus, adding three new cases on Monday, according to ReadySLO.org.

The majority of local patients infected with COVID-19 – 95 – fully recovered on Monday.

Sixteen patients are recovering at home and two are hospitalized, both in the intensive care unit. No one had been admitted to Cal Poly’s alternative care site since Sunday, according to ReadySLO.org.

A local patient died from the virus.

Locally, one confirmed case is a resident of a senior’s facility, and another is an inmate from the California Men’s Colony.

Meanwhile, Santa Barbara County added three new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its total to 267 cases, with two deaths.

SLO County COVID-19 patients in figures

The county public health laboratory performed 11 COVID-19 tests between Sunday and Monday, bringing the total to 727 with 47 positive results. 70 positive tests were carried out in private laboratories.

Paso Robles still has the highest number of cases with 30, while Atascadero has 23 and Templeton has 7. Arroyo Grande has 16, San Luis Obispo has 12, Morro Bay has 6 and Nipomo has 7. And Pismo Beach now has 5 cases. The other regions have 11 cases.

Sixty-nine, the majority of patients, are 50 years of age or older, and 43 cases have been confirmed in individuals 18 to 49 years of age. Five children tested positive.

When and where you should get tested for coronavirus

Symptoms of the virus that causes COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Mild symptoms also include chills, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, and diarrhea.

Seniors and people with underlying medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the virus.

Health officials urge those with symptoms to stay home, avoid contact with others, and call their health care provider or emergency care clinic before seeking medical care for treatment. safe arrival instructions, if requested.

While the county is asking more people to get tested if they have symptoms of respiratory illness, the public health lab still only runs about 50 tests a day.

People with symptoms should first call their private health care provider or an emergency medical clinic. Suppliers who accept samples for testing can be found on the county website.

Potential patients who experience the listed symptoms and have difficulty getting tested can call the public health unit at 805-781-5500. However, public health officials cannot guarantee anyone a test.

Only go to the emergency room in the event of a medical emergency.

The county has opened the Cal Poly Alternate Care site, which will be made up of volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps.

To volunteer for the medical assistant, register at HealthcareVolunteers.ca.gov, then send an email to the medical coordinator at San Luis Obispo at [email protected]

Visit ReadySLO.org for the latest public health updates and recommendations.

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