SLO County reports death of two additional COVID-19 patients

San Luis Obispo County is reporting that two more county residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

Health officials say both were in their 80s and had underlying health conditions. The two also lived at Templeton’s Vineyard Hills Health Center, a skilled nursing facility with an outbreak of the virus among both residents and staff.

There are a total of three residents and a former resident with COVID-19 in the Vineyard Hills, who have died since the onset of the epidemic.

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 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing a total of 1,689 confirmed cases to the county as of July 28.

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

Another 404 people are recovering at home and 1,261 people have been recovered.

There have been a total of eleven deaths for COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County.

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Health officials say that 476 cases, or about 28% of the county’s total, are patient results from 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 680 cases are still under investigation.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • California Men’s Colony Inmates – 11

An additional 31 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases, and the Department of Public Health is not identifying those locations. The location of eleven cases is listed as “under investigation”.

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