Today I took Penny for her daily runs, stopped at Albertson’s to pickup a couple of items I ran out of, and watched Bible Study online tonight. I found it a little frustrating that despite Albertson’s having posted signs requiring everyone to wear face coverings and direction of travel markings clearly posted there were still people who ignored them. It is interesting how somethings look horrible when you look at the numbers by themselves but when they are put in perspective they are way better than they seem. For example there have been almost 2000 deaths in California from COVID-19 but when you consider there are almost 40 million people living in California it can be seen .00005 percent of the population has died from the virus. In this county more people have died of traffic accidents, despite the lighter traffic, than have died from the virus over the same time period.
County health officials stated today that there were eight new cases of confirmed COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 181 cases as of today. Officials report five people are hospitalized and another 40 people are recovering at home. They say 135 people have recovered. The county has had one death from COVID-19. Officials report that eight inmates at the California Men’s Colony have also tested positive for the virus. According to the health department, 49 people acquired COVID-19 as a result of travel, 73 patients had direct contact with someone who was already confirmed to have the virus, and 59 cases are the result of community spread. Public Health says a total of 2,822 tests have been conducted in San Luis Obispo County at both the county’s lab and private labs. This afternoon at a news conference, County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein reported the county is working with a state contractor to set up two coronavirus testing sites next week. Logistics are still being worked out, but she said clinics would be set up in Paso Robles and Grover Beach, operating from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment only. She said the clinics are expected to be open for at least two weeks.
A farm off of Hwy 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo
A view from the back of Camp San Luis