The status update for April 23rd, 2020 includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, an important message from Children and Family Services, and a video update from Dr. Willis.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||209|
|Marin Persons Tested:||3,017|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||148|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||40|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||5|
|California Confirmed Cases:||39,009|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities:||24|
|Positive Staff at Facilities:||24|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||10|
Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity is now live on our Surveillance webpage.
Visit our Surveillance webpage to view interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender and geographic region. In addition, you can track the total number of local hospital visits due to respiratory illness -like activity, which provides situational awareness and could be an early indicator of potential hospital surge in Marin.
Child Abuse tends to spike in times of crisis
Calls to Marin County’s child abuse and neglect hotlines has plunged since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, raising concerns of specialists with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
According to HHS’ Children and Family Services Division, calls to the Marin hotline (415-473-7153) averaged 23 per week in 2019, but the numbers have decreased sharply the past two months during the COVID-19 emergency. There were 12 phone referrals the week of March 23 and eight the week of March 30. Statewide, calls to similar hotlines are down 40% to 60%, according to the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention.
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, and HHS Child Welfare Director Bree Marchman said family members and friends need to be especially wary of tempers and tension flaring within sheltered households.
A video update from your Public Health Officer
Dr. Matt Willis speaks about the promises and challenges of COVID-19 antibody testing in Marin County.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Surveillance & Data
- Donation Options
- Subscribe for future status updates
- Archive of past status updates
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).