San Luis Obispo County reports that 12 of the district’s residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.
Health officials say the patient was 80 years old and lived in the Vineyard Hills Health Center, where a COVID-19 outbreak occurred between residents and employees.
A total of four residents and one former resident had a qualified nursing home in Templeton after the virus infection. Two of these deaths were reported on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health claims that it is working with the owner of the Compass Health facility to stop the spread of the infection and prevent a larger outbreak of the disease. This reportedly involves the isolation of patients and ongoing testing.
The San Luis Obispo district also announced 21new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of counties to 1,710 confirmed cases by July 29.
Thirteen people are hospitalized, including four patients who are on JIS.
Another 381 people are recovering at home and 1,304 people are recovering.
In the San Luis Obispo district, there were a total of 12 deaths due to COVID-19.
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Health officials say 484 cases, or approximately 28% of the total number of districts, are the result of direct patient contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus; Community distribution is attributed to 406 cases; and 127 cases are the result of travel outside the district. Another 693 cases are still under investigation.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Paso Robles – 431
- Nipomo – 239
- Templeton – 63
- Ocean – 48
- California Male Colonies – 11
Another 38 cases are in communities with less than five cases and the public health department does not identify these sites. The location of 13 cases is listed as “under investigation”.
Health officials will hold a live briefing on Wednesday afternoon to inform the public about the response to coronaviruses. KSBY News will be broadcast at a press conference at 3:15 p.m. At ksby.com/live.
For more information on the COVID-19 district response, see readyslo.org.