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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/27/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 27 includes news of Marin’s clearance to move from “red” status to “orange” status on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy; A video update from Dr. Matt… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 06/28/2020

The status update for June 28, 2020, includes updated COVID-19 activity and a recap of news and announcements from the week of June 22.  

COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page to review a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race and city/town/geographic region.  

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

Marin Confirmed Cases**

1,166

Marin Cases Recovered

770

Marin Deaths

18

Marin Current Hospitalizations

10

Marin Cumulative Hospitalizations**

60

Tests Completed in Marin:

28,965

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

39

Positive Patients at Facilities current

5

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative    

59

Positive Staff at Facilities current

11

Facilities with current positive Patients/Staff

4

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

San Quentin Active Cases**

832

San Quentin Hospitalizations Cumulative**

4

** San Quentin cases and hospitalizations are not included in Marin’s cumulative counts for cases or hospitalizations [HEAR WHY]. However, Marin Public Health is closely monitoring the San Quentin situation and is in frequent contact with CDCR and San Quentin officials to support the COVID-19 outbreak affecting both prison inmates and staff.  We report San Quentin total cases as reported by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. (To view data, visit CDCR’s COVID-19 Tracing Dashboard, and then select “Institution View” tab at the bottom and filter to “CA State Prison, San Quentin in the upper right-hand corner.)

State COVID-19 activity:

California Confirmed Cases

213,052

California Deaths

5,914

 

Recap of News and Updates from This Week

In case you missed it, here’s a digest of some COVID-19 related announcements from the week of June 22:

1) Marin Adjusts Planned June 29th Reopenings Due to COVID Spikes:  A spike in cases among Marin residents, coupled with a large outbreak at San Quentin prison (affecting more than 75 staff, some of whom live in Marin), prompted Marin County Public Health to adjust the pace of business reopenings. Businesses and activities that may come online beginning June 29 include indoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, campgrounds and RV parks, picnic and barbecue areas, and outdoor vehicle-based gatherings.  Other businesses previously slated for June 29 have been postponed and a tentative reopening date has not been established.

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2) MCOE Holds First of Weekly Discussion Series:  On June 25, Marin County Office of Education held its first in a series of public health online discussions for students, teachers, families and the community. Both Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora participated in the event, themed “Reopening Schools: Considerations for Marin,” and reviewed the science -based approach that is behind the new guidelines that were released earlier this month for schools to return to a in-classroom format.   

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3) CVS Pharmacy brings COVID-19 Testing to Tiburon: CVS Pharmacy announced this week that it has expanded its list of locations offering COVID-19 testing, including its store in Tiburon and others across the Bay Area.  Self Swab testing is available for people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or are considered high-risk due to a weakened immune system or other medical conditions. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.

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4) Coronavirus Response Overview provided to Board of Supervisors: On June 25, various leaders of Marin Health and Human Services provided a comprehensive overview of Marin’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic to date. The presentation covers social service support to seniors, families, individuals experiencing homelessness; mental health services; the broad range of public health related activities; food distribution; unemployment services; rental assistance and more.

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5) Social Bubble Frequently Asked Questions Posted Online:  You have questions, we have answers! On Wednesday, we released a curated list of some of the most popular questions the public has asked about the new Social Bubble model. We hope the list is helpful to you and your neighbors. Have more questions? Contact us.

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Where to get the latest information:

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).

 

Message for our social media followers:

If you typically access our Status Updates via social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or Nextdoor), you will find that we have retired our blue statistics graphic. Why?  Two reasons:

  1. Infographics of that nature are difficult to access by individuals with visual disabilities (e.g., people who rely on screen readers to browse the internet);
  2. The graphic was originally meant to highlight some of our high-level statistics. However, the broad range of data supplied in our daily status updates and on our data surveillance page has grown to surpass what could be displayed in one simple graphic.

We want all of our readers to be able to review the daily data all at once (and not base assumptions on just those few that were highlighted on the graphic). Therefore, we’re providing you a simple graphic that links directly to the data and full report. While we’ve reorganized the way in which the data is displayed on this page, rest assured that all the same data points are included.  And, remember that you can access even more data at coronavirus.marinhhs.org/surveillance.