The status update for May 8th, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, information about where to get tested for COVID-19, and a reminder to submit feedback for the Marin Recovers Industry Advisors effort.
COVID-19 activity in Marin
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||257|
|Marin Persons Tested:||6,738|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||208|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||46|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||3|
|California Confirmed Cases:||63,699|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||31|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||2|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||27|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||2|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||4|
The Marin Persons Tested data now includes the Bolinas testing numbers, which is the reason for the large increase.
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.
Where to get tested for COVID-19
Most healthcare providers are now offering testing to patients who meet testing criteria. Anyone needing testing can start by reaching out to their primary care provider.
Marin Public Health recently issued new guidance to all healthcare providers recommending that many more people now be tested for the virus. Anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should immediately call their medical provider right away to discuss their conditions and seek testing.
Find a testing location
Free confidential testing is available across Marin and the Bay Area. Search for your nearest testing location by zipcode.
Testing for underserved communities
The State of California has joined together with County of Marin and OptumServe to expand testing services for underserved communities. A dedicated testing site is available in San Rafael. Tests are available by appointment only. Make an appointment at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. If you do not have internet access, call:1-888-634-1123.
Anyone who meets the testing criteria can be tested at an OptumServe community testing site, including uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals. If you have medical insurance, OptumServe will bill your insurance company. Tests for uninsured individuals will be paid for by the state.
Additional testing opportunities may be available through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) if you meet criteria.
Please visit the COVID-19 testing page for more information.
Marin Recovers Industry Advisors
Make sure to take a look at the MarinRecovers.com to see our phased recovery guidance and learn more about the steps we are taking toward reopening safely.
We are also seeking public feedback. A public comment form allows individuals to provide feedback to advisory groups who are leading the campaign. Group members will work within that industry to educate the community, updating content on MarinRecovers.com and successfully implementing the plans.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Phased Recovery (MarinRecovers.com)
- 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 email or by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).