The status update for May 18th, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, information on COVID-19 progress indicators and the next steps for reopening, MarinRecovers.com and a video update from Dr. Willis and guest speaker.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||329|
|Marin Persons Tested:||9,137|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||231|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||48|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||1|
|California Confirmed Cases:||81,386|
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||34|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||2|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||35|
|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.
We’ve launched Marin County Indicators for Assessing Progress on Containing COVID-19. This webpage provides data related to indicators that are being tracked by Health Officers across the Bay Area to measure progress in containing COVID-19 and assess to what extent we can continue to loosen the shelter in place order. View a recent explanation of the dashboard from Dr. Matt Willis.
Progress on COVID-19 Indicators, and Next Steps for Reopening
Thanks to the steadfast commitment of our residents to stay home, practice social distancing, and follow public health guidance, we have seen sustained progress on several key indicators regarding containment of COVID-19. This has remained true a full incubation period after the reopening of construction, outdoor businesses, and certain outdoor activities on May 4, 2020. Region-wide progress on the COVID-19 Indicators jointly set by Bay Area Health Officers includes:
- The trend of new cases of COVID-19 has been stable or decreasing, even with increased testing;
- The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is stable or declining, and hospital capacity is sufficient for both COVID-19 patients and other patients who need hospital care;
- More COVID-19 tests are being performed in our region each day;
- Hospitals are reporting improved supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), though shortages continue in certain healthcare settings; and
- There is increased capacity for case investigation and contact tracing.
While much work remains to be done, in light of this progress, we are issuing a new order today that allows retail establishments to offer storefront pick-up, and also allows the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail to resume. We are counting on these businesses to consistently follow social distancing protocols and public health guidance to protect their employees and customers as these activities resume. COVID-19 continues to pose a very significant risk to our communities, and that continued vigilance is necessary to ensure that we do not see an increase in spread as more activities resume.
As we reopen certain sectors, Bay Area residents are still required by health order to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings, and follow the precautions that have helped the region make progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by our COVID-19 Indicators and other data related to the spread of COVID-19 in our region.
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.
A video update from your Public Health Officer and guest speaker
Dr. Willis invites Dr. Marwaha, an infectious disease specialist in Marin County to speak about antibody testing.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Phased Recovery (MarinRecovers.com)
- Surveillance & Data
- COVID-19 testing information
- 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).