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County Health Officials Report Third Death Due to COVID-19

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 7/8/2020 2:00:50 PM

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


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

The 61-year-old patient had significant underlying health conditions and was living in a long-term care facility. The patient became ill with COVID-19 and was brought to the hospital with the onset of COVID-19 symptoms about two weeks ago. 

“We are saddened that another vulnerable SLO County resident has succumbed to this disease and offer our condolences to the patient’s family,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. “This loss is a reminder that we must do all we can to protect those who are most vulnerable. They matter and they are important. It’s up to each of us to do our part.”

People at higher risk should stay home as much as possible. 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.

“Stay home if you are sick, maintain at least six feet of distance from those outside your household, wash your hands often, and wear a face covering in public if you can,” Dr. Borenstein said. “Let’s do what we can to take care of each other.”

To date, 845 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in SLO County; 601 have recovered; 227 are currently recovering at home and 14 are currently hospitalized, with 6 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 informan tercera muerte debido a COVID-19

San Luis Obispo, CA – El condado de San Luis Obispo informo hoy que un tercer residente del condado de SLO ha muerto debido a COVIC-19.

El paciente de 61 años tenia condiciones de salud subyacentes significativas y vivía en un centro de atención a largo plazo. El paciente se enfermo con COVID-19 y fue llevado al hospital con la aparición de los síntomas de COVID-19 hace aproximadamente dos semanas.

“Nos entristece que otro residente vulnerable del condado de SLO haya sucumbido a esta enfermedad y ofrezca nuestras condolencias a la familia del paciente”, dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. “Esta perdida es un recordatorio de que debemos hacer todo lo posible para proteger a los mas vulnerables. Importan y son importantes. Depende de cada uno de nosotros haces nuestra parte.”

Las personas con mayo riesgo deben quedarse en casa tanto como sea posible. 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 mas jóvenes y aquellos sin condiciones de salud crónicas también se han enfrentado a enfermedades graves y hospitalización. Los adultos mayores y las personas con problemas de salud (como enfermedades pulmonares o cardiacas, diabetes o un sistema inmunitario comprometido) tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades graves por COVID-19.

“Quédese en casa si está enfermo, manténgase al menos a seis pies de distancia de los que están fuera de su hogar, lávese las manos con frecuencia y use una cubierta para la cara en publico si puede”, dijo la Dra. Borenstein. “Hagamos lo que podamos para cuidarnos unos a otros.”

Hasta la fecha, se han reportado 845 casos de COVID-19 en el condado de SLO; 601 se han recuperado; 227 se están recuperando actualmente en casa y 14 están hospitalizados, con 6 en la UCI. La primera muerte relacionada con COVID-19 se informo el 4 de abril.

Para obtener actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en el condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la línea de información de salud publica registrada al (805) 788-2903. Un centro de asistencia telefónica con personal al (805) 542-2444 esta disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. para ayudar con preguntas relacionadas con COVID-19.