COVID-19: Active cases in SLO County hit all-time high
–The County of San Luis Obispo reported 412 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases to 3,041, an all-time high. That means more than 1 in 100 people in the county currently are positive for COVID-19.
County health officials say that what appears to be dips and spikes in the data is because the county is continuing to process backlogged COVID-19 testing data that may date back a week or so.
The county has now recorded a total of 12,597 cases since the pandemic began. Currently, 53 people are hospitalized, with 14 in the ICU. Hospitalizations and ICU capacity rates are real-time data and have not been affected by the lag, according to the county health department.
The county has attributed a total of 95 deaths to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.
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