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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/02/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 2 includes a new drive through testing option coming to Marin County, expanded testing via Curative Inc., and updated COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published daily to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.

 

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Curative Brings More COVID-19 Testing To Marin

Marin County’s partnership with Curative Inc. is expanding to bring additional observed and directed self-collected oral fluid swab COVID-19 testing to Marin. Six locations were announced on December 17, and a seventh location that will operate five days per week is set to open on Wednesday, January 6.

The new drive-through testing location in San Rafael offers FDA-authorized self-collected oral fluid swabbing that is observed and directed by a healthcare worker. Instead of doing nasal swabs, residents will simply open a swab package, cough deeply three to five times and swab inside each cheek, upper and lower gum, underneath and on top of the tongue, and the roof of the mouth. This swab is then placed inside a biohazard bag and returned to a Curative worker. Results are returned within 72 hours by email or text. 

The new site is located at the “Armory Parking Lot” along Civic Center Drive in San Rafael (commonly referred to as the Jury parking lot which is east of the Marin County Civic Center and just south of Lagoon Park). The site will operate 11 AM to 5 PM on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 AM to 2 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

In addition to the new site in San Rafael, Curative has expanded the operating hours of its San Geronimo testing location, from 10am to 4pm on Mondays, adding four additional hours of testing appointments. To accommodate the longer schedule, the location will move just down the road to the San Geronimo Golf Course. 

All curative testing sites remain free, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. The updated schedule of Marin County -based Curative test sites includes:

  • Bolinas: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Bolinas Fire Station (100 Mesa Road)
  • Larkspur: Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Piper Park (250 Doherty Drive)
  • Novato: Fridays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Novato Library (1720 Novato Boulevard)
  • San Anselmo: Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; United Market (100 Red Hill Avenue)
  • San Geronimo – UPDATED: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; San Geronimo Golf Course parking lot (5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd)
  • San Rafael: Starting January 6; Armory Parking Lot (Armory Drive)
    • Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sausalito: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sausalito City Hall (420 Litho Street)

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COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us.

 

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Total Confirmed Cases

7,783

+ 294*

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

6,888

+ 223*

Total Deaths

111

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

248

+ 9*

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

256,402

+ 3,389*

*Last status update was issued Wednesday, December 30.  “Change from last status update” includes cumulative data from Thursday, Friday and Saturday (today).  Alternatively, our data and surveillance webpage reports “change since yesterday,” reporting only new data for today. Archived daily case data can be accessed by clicking on “get the data” under respective “Daily Trends” graphs.

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

37

+ 7

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

9

+ 9

ICU Availability – Bay Area

6.3%

- 1.2 %

*Last status update was issued Wednesday, December 30. 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

589

+ 11

Positive Patients at Facilities current

51

+ 4

Positive Staff at Facilities current

60

- 9

Facility Patient Deaths

93

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

84%

0 %

*Last status update was issued Wednesday, December 30. 

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

2,345,909

+53,341

California Deaths

26,357

+386

 

 

Stay Informed

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Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help: contact our COVID-19 Response Team. Alternatively, you can contact the statewide COVID-19 Hotline 7 days per week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for general information about state COVID-19 resources.  If you’re looking for medicine, medical attention or have a medical related question, please contact your primary care provider or local health clinic. As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

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