Two additional SLO County patients died from COVID-19 Thursday; County-wise death toll reaches 14

San Luis Obispo County health officials said Thursday that two more residents in the county died of COVID-19, raising the countywide death toll to 14.

Health officials said both individuals were vulnerable to severe COVID-19 complications as they were in their 80s, had underlying health conditions and lived in a congregation that lived in a survival facility.

According to local health officials, one of the individuals lived in an auxiliary facility living in Atascadero, while the other spent several days in the hospital and was a resident of the Vineyard Hills Health Center in Templeton, which was related to the sixth COVID-19 death. Connected to the facility.

San Luis Obispo County Health Officer Drs. Penny Borenstein said, “Our community has suffered more.” “This and other outbreaks are preventable. Let us all do what we can to slow down the spread of COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable among us.”

Health officials said the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is working with the facilities to reduce the impact of the outbreaks.

As of Thursday, local health officials reported 1,740 cases of COVID-19, most of which have been recovered.

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