SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported three new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday.
These latest deaths bring the county's COVID-19 death toll to 45.
According to the public health department, one person was in their 60s, another was in their 70s and the other was in their 80s. The public health department says each one of these people were particularly vulnerable to severe illness because of underlying health conditions.
A death is considered to be coronavirus-related when a death certificate is processed that lists COVID-19 as the cause of death or a significant contributing factor in the death. The process can take several days to weeks to confirm.
Residents are urged to continue social distancing, wear face coverings and clean regularly to help protect the most vulnerable from this virus.
For updates and a breakdown of current COVID-19 cases in SLO County, click here.