The status update for April 5th, 2020 includes Marin COVID-19 activity, information about a COVID-19 symptom research app and information about our YouTube playlist for COVID-19.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||141|
|Marin Persons Tested:||1,485|
|California Confirmed Cases:||14,026|
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.
COVID-19 symptom research app
A new COVID-19 symptom research app is recruiting millions of Americans, including healthcare professionals, cancer patients and survivors, to beat the disease.
As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic grips the US, a new free app is helping to track the onset and progression of symptoms of millions across the nation. The app will help identify those at risk sooner, and help slow the outbreak of the disease. Information about those who remain symptom-free will also support better understanding of COVID-19. The research is being led by Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor Christopher Gardner at Stanford Medical, healthcare science company ZOE and Professor Tim Spector of King’s College London, UK, where the app already has close to 2 million users providing critical information to researchers every day.
The COVID Symptom Tracker asks contributors to answer a few simple questions about themselves and their current health, then check-in every day to say whether they’re feeling fine or have noticed any new symptoms. Anyone can take part by downloading the free COVID Symptom Tracker app on iOS from the Apple App store or Android from the Google Play store.
Video updates from your Public Health team
Dr. Lisa Santora was unable to record a video update today, but wanted to remind everyone that they can watch past updates on the Marin COVID-19 Update YouTube Playlist.
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).