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SLO County resident in 30s dies of COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - San Luis Obispo County reported its 21st COVID-19 death on Friday. The public health department said this person was in their 30s.

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said this person was in their 30s and died in a Santa Barbara County hospital last week. The person had underlying health conditions and was considered vulnerable, public health said.

Our hearts are with the patient’s loved ones as we take this time to remember that COVID-19 can infect anyone at any age,” said County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein in a news release. “We have seen more COVID-19 cases in SLO County among people between the ages of 30 and 49 than any other age group.”

Borenstein urged residents of San Luis Obispo County to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing and avoiding social gatherings.

As of Friday, 2,665 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in SLO County. For a complete breakdown of these cases, click here.

Health / San Luis Obispo County

Travis Schlepp

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