SLO County Reports 12th Person Death With COVID-19

San Luis Obispo County is reporting that a resident of the 12th county who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.

Health officials say the patient was in his 80s and lived at the Vineyard Hills Health Center where there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and staff.

There were a total of four residents at the skilled nursing facility in Templeton and one former resident died after being killed by the virus. Two of them died on Tuesday.

The Department of Public Health says it is working with the facility’s owner, Compass Health, to prevent the spread of infection and prevent a major outbreak. Allegedly those in isolation include those who are ill and ongoing trials.

San Luis Obispo County also reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s 1,710 confirmed cases to a total of 297.

Thirteen people are hospitalized, including four patients who are in the ICU.

Another 381 people are recovering at home, and 1,304 people have been recovered.

COVID-19 has resulted in a total of 12 deaths in San Luis Obispo County.

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Health officials say 484 cases, or about 28% of the county’s total, are patient results, in direct contact with a person who tests positive for the virus; 406 cases have been attributed to community dissemination; And, 127 cases are the result of travel outside the county. Another 693 cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Paso Robles – 431
  • Nippomo – 239
  • Templeton – 63
  • Oceano – 48
  • California Men’s Colony Inmates – 11

An additional 38 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Department of Public Health is not identifying those locations. The location of the 13 cases is listed as “under investigation”.

Health officials will hold a live briefing Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the county’s coronavirus response. The press conference of the KSBY News live stream will begin at 3:15 pm at

For more information about the county’s COVID-19 response, visit


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