1,846 new cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County over three days

San Luis Obispo County public health officials are reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday’s last report.

On Wednesday alone, 779 new cases were reported, surpassing the highest number of single-day cases reported during the COVID-19 surge in January last year – 611 cases on January 5, 2021.

There are 3,573 known active cases of COVID-19 in the county with 51 people hospitalized. Six of these patients are in intensive care. Health officials say the number of hospitalizations does not include patients with active COVID-19 who are hospitalized for other reasons.

Three more COVID-19-related deaths were also reported Friday, bringing the county’s total to 378 since the pandemic began. Those who died were between 50, 60 and 90 years old.

SLO County health officials say the omicron variant now accounts for about 90% of recently sequenced cases.

Free coronavirus testing is available to the public in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach and Morro Bay. Click here to register for an appointment.

Local ERs and many pharmacies also offer testing. Calling ahead for availability is encouraged.

According to public health figures, between June 15, 2021 and January 10, 2022, San Luis Obispo County residents who are not fully vaccinated accounted for 69.1% of cases, 81.3% of hospitalizations and 74, 5% of deaths from COVID-19.

Just over 65% of eligible SLO County residents are vaccinated as of Jan. 14 and 45% have received a booster.

To book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, visit myturn.ca.gov. For more information on mobile and pop-up vaccination clinics in San Luis Obispo County, click here.

SLO County Public Health typically reports COVID-19 case data twice a week – Tuesdays and Fridays

To learn more about San Luis Obispo County’s coronavirus response, visit readyslo.org.

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