The March 27th update provides information about Marin County’s first death, restricted non-motorized access to parks and open space and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
Marin County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||68|
|Marin Persons Tested (at point of testing site):||681|
|California Confirmed Cases:||4,683|
Marin County Public Health continues to advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond. For more visit our Marin HHS Data website.
First Marin County COVID-19 related death
Marin County has recorded its first death related to the novel coronavirus called COVID-19.
The person who passed away was an adult man in his 70’s and had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks. On March 9, he was reported as the first case of COVID-19 in a Marin County resident having been exposed to the virus as a passenger on the Grand Princess – Mexican Riviera cruise. The patient died on the afternoon of March 27, 2020.
Non-motorized access to parks, beaches and open space
This week we issued an additional Public Health Order to close all parks, beaches, campgrounds, and open spaces to non-motorized access. This order was issued due to high volumes of non-essential travel to popular destinations. Our ability to flatten the curve is dependent on residents self-isolating in their place of residence; minimizing excursions except for necessary physical activity. Residents who leave their house for essential activities must follow social distancing requirements (greater than 6 feet). We are depending on Marin County residents following these orders to prevent a surge in Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations and protect our health care resources.
A message from your Deputy Public Health Officer
For today’s update, Dr. Lisa Santora talks about Marin County’s first COVID-19 related death and the non-motorized access to county parks and open space.
Where to get the latest information:
Visit the official Marin County Coronavirus webpage (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus) to review answers to frequently asked questions, access guidance for special groups and subscribe for email updates. To view past status updates concerning COVID-19 activity in Marin County, click on the resources tab on the Coronavirus webpage.
Have questions? Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).