San Luis Obispo County reports that two other residents of the county who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.
Health services say both were in their 80s and had basic health conditions. They also lived at the Vineyard Hills Health Center in Templeton, a qualified nurse who was infected with the virus among residents and staff.
Vineyard Hills had three residents and one former resident, all from COVID-19, who died from the start of the pandemic.
The Department of Public Health says it is working with the owner of Compass Health to stop the spread of the infection and prevent a large-scale outbreak. This reportedly includes isolation of patients and ongoing testing.
On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County also reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in 1,689 confirmed cases as of July 28.
Thirteen people are hospitalized, including four patients in the intensive care unit.
Another 404 people are recovering at home, and 1261 people have recovered.
There were a total of eleven deaths attributed to COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County.
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Health services say 476 cases, or about 28% of the county’s total, are the result of a patient having direct contact with a person who has had a positive effect on the virus; 406 cases relate to community spread; and 127 cases are the result of a trip outside the county. Another 680 cases are still under investigation.
Breakdown of cases by location:
- Members of the California men’s colony – 11
An additional 31 cases are in communities with less than five cases, and the Department of Health does not identify these locations. The location of eleven cases is included in the “investigation”.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit readyslo.org.