19 new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County

San Luis Obispo County reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 508 confirmed cases as of June 26.

Twelve people are hospitalized, including five patients who are in the ICU.

Another 114 people are recovering at home and 381 people have recovered.

San Luis Obispo County has had a death attributed to COVID-19.

The health department reports that a total of 19,593 coronavirus tests have been performed so far in the public health laboratory and in private laboratories.

Free coronavirus tests are currently available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.

An emerging test clinic will be located in Atascadero from Monday, July 6 to Thursday, July 9.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here to make an appointment.

Health authorities say 244 of the county’s total cases are the result of the patient’s direct contact with a person who tested positive for the virus; 174 cases are attributed to the spread of the community; and, 63 cases are the result of traveling out of the county. Twenty-seven cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Inmates of the California Men’s Colony – 11

Another 24 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Department of Public Health is not identifying those locations.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.