COVID-19 cases continue to fall in San Luis Obispo County, public health officials reported and data released Tuesday afternoon.
According to the latest update since Friday174 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the county, bringing the total number of active cases to 474. That is a drop from 767 active cases reported on Friday.
The case average of 14 days has dropped to 106, health officials say, down from an average of 163 on February 22nd.
14 county residents are hospitalized with the virus, two of whom are in the intensive care unit.
Health officials say five residents have died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 453 since the start of the pandemic.
Monthly falls fell sharply in February compared to January. Yet, with a total of 4,664 cases, February 2022 reached the third highest monthly number ever, surpassed only by January 2021 (7,437 cases) and January 2022 (14,659 cases).
67.0% of San Luis Obispo County residents are fully vaccinated, health officials report, including 51.2% who have received a booster dose. 73.6% of the county’s residents are at least partially vaccinated; the other 26.4% are unvaccinated.
#SLOCountyour COVID-19 data dashboard is updated at https://t.co/BLoPyCRewp.
We have added 431 new ones # COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the average of 14 days to 106 (down from 163 a week ago). As a reminder, this does not include home or rapid antigen testing.
– SLO Public Health (@SLOPublicHealth) March 1, 2022
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