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Vaccination Progress by Group
Data updated regularly from covid19.ca.gov/vaccination-progress-data.
Can I request different or other data?
The data we have the capacity to provide is currently shown on this page. Due to limited resources, our County Public Health team does not have the capacity to provide additional data either on an ongoing basis or via individual request. That said, we are working very hard to provide the best data available to the public, so feel free to forward any suggestions to [email protected] We will update the information we provide as resources allow. Thank you!
What underlying health conditions can lead to severe COVID-19 illness?
Individuals with familiar or pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, chronic lung disease, pregnancy and heart disease, are especially vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illness. It's estimated that more than half of American adults have a condition that makes them especially vulnerable. As COVID-19 is surging in our community, we must be especially vigilant to protect these individuals and remember the disease can also affect people who have been previously healthy. Visit the CDC's website on this topic for more details: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.
Where can I find the amount of testing in our county?
The County Public Health Department does not have the total number of tests conducted at private labs. State officials have access to more complete testing data than we do at the local level, and it's also the data State officials use in determining a county's status in its tiered system of reopening. You can find this data under the State's Reopening Criteria section above. Please note that this daily testing number is shown as a rate per 100,000, using a county population of 278,862 for SLO County, so a rate of 430.5 per 100,000 would come out to 430.5 x 2.78862 = 1,200 tests/day.
What explains the disparity in the Cases by Race/Ethnicity chart?
Just as in many areas across the State and Country, Hispanic/Latino members of the SLO County community are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. While those who identify as Hispanic/Latino make up only 22.9% of the SLO County population, they make up almost half of the COVID-19 cases in our county. Case investigations have noted many of these individuals serve as essential workers, often in roles where physical distancing is difficult. In addition, multi-generational households have made isolation in some circumstances difficult. The County Public Health Department is working with local community groups to increase outreach and address the needs of the Hispanic/Latino members of our community.
Why do the numbers in the “current situation” snapshot not add up to the total number of confirmed cases?
The above numbers may not add up to the total number of positive cases in our county as some may be under investigation at the time of posting. This means that contact tracers are in the process of investigating or are awaiting a return call to assess whether a current case is home, recovered or hospitalized.
What do you mean by “recovered”?
Per CDC guidance updated on July 20, 2020, "Recovered" is defined as at least 24 hours of no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications); and, improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and, at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
What do you consider an “active” case?
Active cases include those who are home or currently hospitalized (including ICU).
I just heard about a COVID-related death. Why is it not yet listed on your page?
Currently in our COVID-19 statistics, we are only counting those deaths where COVID-19 is listed as an Underlying Cause of Death by the attending physician on the death certificate. Because of this, new deaths will only be reported when a death certificate has been filed and the underlying cause of death has been finalized. In very rare instances, a death certificate may be amended by the physician, coroner, or public health officer after further investigation. Depending on the results of the investigation, the case could be reclassified and the total number of deaths listed here will change to reflect that new information.
What labs are included in these stats?
The County Public Health Lab, State Lab, and numerous private labs (e.g., WestPac Labs, Quest Diagnostics, Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, LabCorp) are testing for COVID-19 in our community.
Can you tell me more about where people are getting or spreading the disease? Is it at stores, parties, protests, churches, restaurants? What do you know?
While this may change over time, most cases with a known source in SLO County are currently related to contact with a known case, often at social or family gatherings. For more information on how COVID-19 is spreading in our community, see our latest news and updates.