San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials are reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Tuesday.
779 new cases were reported on Wednesday alone, surpassing the highest number of single-day cases reported during the COVID-19 wave in January last year – 611 cases as of January 5, 2021.
There are 3,573 active cases of COVID-19 in the province with 51 people hospitalized. Six of those patients are in the ICU. Health officials say the number of hospital admissions does not account for patients with active COVID-19 who are hospitalized for other reasons.
Three more COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the province’s total to 378 since the start of the pandemic. Those who died were in their fifties, sixties, and nineties.
SLO County health officials say the ommicron variant now accounts for about 90% of recently sequenced cases.
Free coronavirus testing is available to the public in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach and Morro Bay. click here sign up for an appointment.
Local emergency departments and many pharmacies also offer testing. Calling ahead for availability is encouraged.
According to Public Health figures, between June 15, 2021 and January 10, 2022, residents of San Luis Obispo County who have not been fully vaccinated accounted for 69.1% of cases, 81.3% of hospitalizations and 74.5% of COVID-19 cases. deaths.
Just over 65% of eligible SLO County residents were vaccinated on Jan. 14, and 45% received a booster vaccination.
SLO County Public Health typically reports COVID-19 case data twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays
For more information on San Luis Obispo County’s response to the coronavirus, please visit: readyslo.org.