The status update for May 1, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, information about new COVID-19 testing in San Rafael, our senior care site response team and a video update from Dr. Willis.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||239|
|Marin Persons Tested:||3,661|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||182|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||43|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||0|
|California Confirmed Cases:||50,649|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||30|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||0|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||25|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||5|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||5|
Visit our Data & Surveillance webpage to view interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race 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.
New COVID-19 test site for San Rafael’s Canal area
Increasing COVID-19 testing capacity has been a state and local priority. Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, Marin County will launch a new testing site in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood on Monday, May 4.
Testing will be free and by appointment only. It will be prioritized for essential workers and people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Multilingual staff members will be available to assist with appointment booking and testing.
Read the full news release to find out more about the new test site and our increased testing capacity.
Senior care sites a prime focus in COVID-19 response
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit senior living facilities especially hard across the nation, and in Marin. With nearly 30 percent of the population over the age of 60, Marin County is home to nearly 70 licensed senior care facilities.
To meet the challenge of preventing and controlling outbreaks in these settings, Marin hospitals and public health have combined forces in a mobile team to provide on-site support to senior residential facilities in prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19.
The team is comprised of staff from MarinHealth, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, Marin Community Clinics, and Marin County Public Health and has visited more than 40 facilities and performed over 300 tests since its formation in late March. Services include on-site assistance in infection control and prevention measures, providing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), assistance in outbreak control, and testing of staff and residents. Daily support is provided throughout and after any outbreak.
Read the full news release here to learn more about the coordinated effort to assist with prevention, detection and mitigation measures.
A video update from your Public Health Officer
Dr. Matt Willis speaks about new testing in San Rafael starting May 4, 2020 and mentions our multi agency strike team of healthcare workers.
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).