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County Reports Ninth Death Due to COVID-19

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 7/26/2020 6:01:36 PM

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

The individual was vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness because they were in their 70s with underlying health conditions. The patient had been hospitalized for more than two weeks beginning about a week after taking a trip out of state.

“This pandemic has claimed another life here in SLO County,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. “As we mourn the loss of one of our neighbors, we can each do our part to slow the spread of this disease and protect others from COVID-19. Please stay in SLO County, wear a face covering in public, maintain six feet of distance when leaving the house, and wash your hands frequently.”

As of Friday, 1,500 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in SLO County, most of whom had recovered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 can quickly and easily spread to a lot of people and result in continuous spreading among people as time progresses. Older adults, individuals with health conditions, and people living in congregate settings (including residential care facilities) are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness.

While risk increases with age among adults, younger adults and those without chronic health conditions have also faced serious illness and hospitalization. All residents, regardless of risk factors, should take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19—in part because cases travel through the community and in some cases reach the most vulnerable residents.

Every individual’s actions can either limit or contribute to this spread. The CDC indicates that it is possible for people to spread the virus for about two days before experiencing signs or symptoms and remain contagious for at least 10 days after signs or symptoms first appeared.

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 - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with questions related to COVID-19.


Condado Reporta Muerte Novena Por COVID-19

San Luis Obispo, CA — El Condado de San Luis Obispo ha reportado hoy que un residente noveno del Condado de SLO ha muerto por COVID-19.

El individuo era vulnerable a la enfermedad grave de COVID-19 porque ten√≠a 70 a√Īos y con condiciones de salud subyacentes. El paciente hab√≠a sido hospitalizado por m√°s de dos semanas, aproximadamente una semana despu√©s de hacer un viaje fuera del estado.

"Esta pandemia ha cobrado otra vida aqu√≠ en el condado de SLO", dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. "Mientras lloramos la p√©rdida de uno de nuestros vecinos, cada uno puede hacer nuestra parte para frenar la propagaci√≥n de esta enfermedad y proteger a los dem√°s de COVID-19. Por favor, qu√©dese cerca de condado de SLO, use una cobertura de cara en p√ļblico, mantenga seis pies de distancia al salir de la casa y l√°vese las manos con frecuencia".

Hasta el viernes, se han notificado 1.500 casos de COVID-19 en el condado de SLO, la mayor√≠a de los cuales se han recuperado. Seg√ļn los Centros para el Control y la Prevenci√≥n de Enfermedades (CDC), COVID-19 puede propagarse r√°pida y f√°cilmente a muchas personas y dar lugar a una propagaci√≥n continua a medida que avanza el tiempo. Los adultos mayores, las personas con condiciones de salud y las personas que viven en congregaci√≥n (incluidos los centros de atenci√≥n residencial) tienen un mayor riesgo de contraer enfermedades graves de COVID-19.

Mientras 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. Todos los residentes, independientemente de los factores de riesgo, deben tomar precauciones para limitar la propagación de COVID-19, en parte porque los casos viajan a través de la comunidad y en algunos casos llegan a los residentes más vulnerables

Las acciones de cada individuo pueden limitar o contribuir a esta propagaci√≥n. Los CDC indican que es posible que las personas propaguen el virus durante unos dos d√≠as antes de experimentar se√Īales o s√≠ntomas y permanecen contagiosas durante al menos 10 d√≠as despu√©s de que aparecen por primera vez las se√Īales o s√≠ntomas.

Para actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en el Condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la L√≠nea de Informaci√≥n de Salud P√ļblica registrada al (805) 788-2903. Un centro de asistencia telef√≥nica con personal al (805) 543-2444 est√° disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. para ayudar con preguntas relacionadas con COVID-19.