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County Health Officials Report Second Death Due to COVID-19

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 7/1/2020 2:06:20 PM

The County of San Luis Obispo reported today that a second SLO County resident has died due to COVID-19. The 94-year-old patient was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 illness for about two weeks.


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San Luis Obispo, CA — The County of San Luis Obispo reported today that a second SLO County resident has died due to COVID-19.

The 94-year-old patient was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 illness for about two weeks.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s loved ones, and out of respect for their privacy, we will not release any more details about the patient,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. “This loss is a sad reminder that we must all do our part to protect our most vulnerable family, neighbors and community members.”

People at higher risk should stay home as much as possible and consider ways of getting food and prescriptions delivered through family, social, or commercial networks. All residents, regardless of risk factors, should take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

While risk increases with age among adults, younger adults and those without chronic health conditions have also faced serious illness and hospitalization. Older adults and individuals with health conditions (such as lung or heart disease, diabetes, or a compromised immune system) are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19.

“The virus is here, and we need to look out for one another,” said Dr. Borenstein. “That means staying home if you are sick, maintaining at least six feet of distance from those outside your household, washing your hands often, and wearing a face covering in public. If you have friends, neighbors, or family members at higher risk for serious illness, please take a moment to call them and offer your support so they can stay at home as much as possible.”

To date, 642 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in SLO County. 465 have recovered. 166 are currently recovering at home and 9 are currently hospitalized, with 5 in the ICU.  The first COVID-19 related death was reported on April 4.

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with questions related to COVID-19.


Funcionarios de salud del condado reportan segunda muerte debido a COVID-19

San Luis Obispo, CA — El Condado de San Luis Obispo informó hoy que un segundo residente del Condado de SLO ha muerto debido a COVID-19.

El paciente de 94 años fue hospitalizado con enfermedad severa de COVID-19 por aproximadamente dos semanas.  

"Expresamos nuestras sinceras condolencias a los seres queridos del paciente, y por respeto a su privacidad, no divulgaremos más detalles sobre el paciente", dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. "Esta pérdida es un triste recordatorio de que todos debemos hacer nuestra parte para proteger a nuestra familia, vecinos y miembros de la comunidad más vulnerables".

Las personas con mayor riesgo deben permanecer en casa tanto como sea posible y considerar formas de recibir alimentos y recetas a través de redes familiares, sociales o comerciales. Todos los residentes, independientemente de los factores de riesgo, deben tomar precauciones para limitar la propagación de COVID-19.

Si bien el riesgo aumenta con la edad entre los adultos, los adultos más jóvenes y aquellos sin enfermedades crónicas también se han enfrentado a enfermedades graves y hospitalización. Los adultos mayores y las personas con enfermedades (como enfermedades pulmonares o cardíacas, diabetes o un sistema inmunitario comprometido) tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades graves a partir de COVID-19.

"El virus está aquí, y tenemos que cuidarnos los unos a los otros", dijo el Dr. Borenstein. "Eso significa quedarse en casa si está enfermo, manteniendo al menos seis pies de distancia de los que están fuera de su hogar, lavándose las manos a menudo y usando una cara cubriendo en público. Si tiene amigos, vecinos o familiares con mayor riesgo de enfermedad grave, por favor tome un momento para llamarlos y ofrecerles su apoyo para que puedan quedarse en casa tanto como sea posible".

A la fecha, 642 casos de COVID-19 han sido reportados en el Condado de SLO. 465 se han recuperado. 166 están recuperándose en casa 9 están hospitalizados, con 5 en el UCI.  La primera muerte relacionada a COVID-19 se reportó el 4 de abril.

Para actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en el Condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la Línea de Información de Salud Pública al (805) 788-2903. Asistencia telefónica con personal al (805) 543-2444 está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. para ayudar con preguntas relacionadas con COVID-19.