The latest trends
Yesterday, the county reported 0 new cases and 0 deaths.
Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.
So far, 1 out of every 13 people in the county has tested positive. Over the past week, the county has averaged 36 new cases and 0.1 new deaths per day. An estimated 20,000 out of the 21,970 people who tested positive have recovered, according to a common statistical method applied by The Times. While the precise number of active cases is unknown, the Times’ model pegs the number at around 300.
State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 253 new cases, which amounts to 90 per 100,000 residents.
So far, 57.6% of San Luis Obispo County residents have received at least one dose and 51.1% are fully vaccinated.
To date, 296,133 vaccines have been administered. Over the last seven days, an average of 330 doses per day have been given out.
State data show roughly 83% of the county’s seniors have received at least a single shot, or 51,506 people.
Hospitals and patients
There are now 9 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a change of 80% from two weeks ago. Of those, 2 are in an intensive care unit. More information about the strain placed on local hospitals can be found on The Times’s hospital tracker.