The April 2 update reviews new data reported from commercial labs testing for COVID-19 in Marin County and provides an update from Dr. Lisa Santora about a Bay Area recommendation for people to wear face coverings when they leave their home to complete essential activities.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
Marin County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard
We are beginning to see the results of the regional health order requiring commercial labs to report the results of tests for all residents. Previously, labs only reported positive results making it difficult for public health officials to know how many people were being tested overall. Now, labs must report all positive, negative and inconclusive results.
Today’s update reflects this, as our total Marin persons tested number is now 1,250. This is a grand total of both tests performed at our point of testing site and at commercial labs or hospitals. Also, this is a cumulative total – from the start of testing efforts -- and does not reflect a sudden increase in tests performed over the past 24 hours.
We’re excited by the increase because it shows (1) the commercial lab data is being entered, and (2) it confirms an increasing capacity for testing.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||118 (9.25% increase from yesterday)|
|Marin Persons Tested:||1,250|
|California Confirmed Cases:||10,838|
To see a breakdown of confirmed cases by age or gender, visit Marin HHS’s data website. In addition, our surveillance team monitors respiratory illness activity and hospital visits. Tracking the total number of visits and those due to respiratory illnesses provides a situational awareness of current resource needs in our community, which helps advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond. Visit the data website to learn more.
An update from your Deputy Public Health Officer
Dr. Lisa Santora discusses a new regional recommendation for individuals to wear face coverings when leaving home to complete essential activities.
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).