The status update for May 26th, 2020 includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, information about COVID-19 testing for workers in Marin County, and a video update on testing and frequently asked questions.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||420|
|Marin Persons Tested:||11,796|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||269|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||52|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||3|
|California Confirmed Cases:||99,286|
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||33|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||1|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||37|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||4|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||4|
Looking for more data?
- 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.
- Visit our Indicators for Assessing Progress webpage to learn more about the data 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.
Public Health Urges COVID-19 Test for All Workers
Marin County Public Health is calling on all businesses and employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially where workers have frequent contact with the public – to utilize free COVID-19 testing options.
Marin County has nearly tripled its testing capacity over the past three weeks. While an increase of confirmed cases is a natural biproduct of increased testing, the test results and contact tracing data have revealed spikes of cases among people who work in public service jobs, such as grocery stores, construction sites, gas stations, food service and restaurants, school services, and landscaping.
Even people without symptoms can have COVID-19 and infect others. While voluntary, testing is an important step in containing COVID-19 and protecting people who live, work or interact with essential service workers. In Marin, communities where many people live together in a single home, with several generations in one household are at highest risk for exposure. In addition, seniors and individuals with certain health conditions are especially vulnerable to serious illness or death if infected.
In addition to testing options available through medical providers across the county, free testing is available by appointment at two locations in San Rafael:
- Civic Center area: Weekday appointments available, schedule online.
- Canal area: Appointments Tuesday through Saturday available, schedule online or call 888-634-1123.
Testing is confidential. Health insurance or physician referral is not required. Spanish translation is available.
Read the full news release to find out more about testing for all workers in Marin County.
A video update on COVID-19 testing and frequently asked questions
We’ve created informational videos on all things testing, including answers to commonly asked questions surrounding testing in Marin County. See below to watch the video in both English and Spanish.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Recovery and Assistance (MarinRecovers.com)
- Surveillance & Data
- Testing Information
- Donation Options
- Subscribe for email 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).