6/22/20

Today was a relative slow day. I did some work around here and took Penny for her run. I talked to my sister Karen last night and she indicated that she and my nephew had a good time on their camping trip.

County Health Officials reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s total to 442 confirmed cases. These numbers are reported from the weekend. The county reported 24 new cases on Saturday, three new cases on Sunday and 11 new cases on Monday. San Luis Obispo health data shows seven people are hospitalized, including three patients who are in the ICU, 112 people are recovering at home, and 322 people have recovered. San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

The health department reports that a total of 18,575 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs. Free coronavirus tests are currently available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.

Of the total case count, Paso Robles has 139 cases, Atascadero has 63, Nipomo has 53, Arroyo Grande has 35, San Luis Obispo has 48, Templeton has 17, Pismo Beach has 13. San Miguel has nine, Morro Bay has ten, and Grover Beach has 14. Eleven inmates at the California Men’s Colony have also tested positive for coronavirus. Another 19 cases are in communities with fewer than five cases and the health department is not disclosing those locations.

Health officials say 214 of the cases are the result of the patient having direct contact with another person who tested positive for the virus, 147 cases have been determined to be the result of community transmission, and 57 cases are from travel. Twenty-four cases are still under investigation.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit readslo.org.

California hit a new record in hospitalizations, according to data review by the San Francisco Chronicle. The outlet reported 3,574 confirmed cases in state hospitals Saturday, marking the highest total since April 1. The previous record was 3,497 confirmed hospitalizations on April 29, the Chronicle wrote.

Further, Saturday’s total was said to mark a 22 percent increase in Californian hospitalizations since May 29. The state also hit a new high for patients in intensive care — 1,163 on Saturday, the highest figure since May 3 when 1,179 patients were in the ICU, the outlet reported.

The Chronicle also noted large counties in Southern California account for the majority of the latest totals, with Los Angeles contributing 1,453 of the state’s hospitalizations on Saturday.

Real Justice PAC co-founder Shaun King called for tearing down some statues of Jesus Christ to fight white supremacy.

King, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, writer, and high-profile supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary for president, said on Monday that depictions of Jesus as white were “created as tools of oppression” and called for them to be torn down.

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down,” he said in a Twitter thread.

“Yes. All murals and stained-glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down,” he said.

In a follow-up tweet, King speculated that Jesus may not have existed as a historical figure, an assertion widely disputed by most New Testament scholars.

“We can debate rather or not Jesus was real all day long. What I do know, is that white Jesus is a lie,” he said.

Hidden at Cuesta College of the road to O’connor road is a collection of old farm emplaments and a beautiful growth of cactus.

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Published by mpfitch

I am a retired disabled veteran and am actively involved with a Baptist Church on the Central Coast of CA. I am a photographer who likes to shoot portraits and scenic photographs.

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