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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 07/06/2020

The status update for July 6, 2020, includes updated COVID-19 activity, indoor restaurant dining being halted due to COVID-19 and our status update publishing schedule.

Marin County COVID-19 status update: July 6, 2020

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. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

Marin Confirmed Cases*

1,483

Marin Cases Recovered

1,036

Marin Deaths

19

Marin Current Hospitalizations

34

Marin Cumulative Hospitalizations**

70

Tests Completed in Marin:

34,100

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

87

Positive Patients at Facilities current

52

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative    

98

Positive Staff at Facilities current

42

Facilities with current positive Patients/Staff

14

State COVID-19 activity:

California Confirmed Cases

271,684

California Deaths

6,337

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

San Quentin Active Cases**

1,388

*This number no longer includes tests that were completed at San Quentin State Prison.

**San Quentin cases are not included in Marin’s cumulative counts for cases or hospitalizations [Details on our Data FAQ]. 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.)

Indoor restaurant dining halted due to COVID-19

After being added to the State of California’s watchlist on Friday, July 3, Marin County’s COVID-19 numbers did not improve. Effective 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5, indoor dining will not be allowed for a minimum of three weeks in Marin because of the ongoing public health emergency. The mandatory closure comes only one week after restaurants were allowed to offer inside seating for the first time since March.

Outdoor seating and take-out service remain allowed at restaurants as long as public health precautions are taken. Those can be found on the Marin Recovers website. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is forming strike teams to help patrol restaurants and other businesses that refuse to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.

On July 2, Marin was added to the list of California counties that were being closely monitored for increased COVID-19 activity. Three consecutive days of statistical unimprovement meant the CDPH could shut down a segment of the economy or instigate a new virus containment strategy.

Marin County Public Health is urging renewed diligence by everyone on adhering to the shelter-in-place order first established March 17. Wearing facial coverings in public, washing hands often, adhering to social bubble guidelines, and practicing social distancing are among practices that will help curtail the coronavirus outbreak and lead to more openings in economic sectors.

Status Updates Now Monday-Friday; Data Still Available on Weekends

To streamline our response and maintain staffing for the long-term response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are adjusting the Daily Status publishing schedule to Monday – Friday only (no written updates on weekends). By providing status updates on the weekdays, and keeping data updated on the weekends, we will continue to provide the information pertinent to the COVID-19 pandemic and our response.

Holiday Closures and Service Adjustments

During the Independence Day holiday weekend, some of our services will be temporarily unavailable.  This includes:

  • Call Center (415-473-7191): closed, Friday, July 3 and will reopen Monday, July 6.
  • Data & Surveillance webpage: Will not be updated July 3-5, but will resume updates Monday, July 6. The dashboard on our homepage (which provides a snapshot of data) will continue to be updated over the weekend.

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 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 in the daily Status Update, rest assured that all the same data points are still included.  And, remember that you can access even more data at coronavirus.marinhhs.org/surveillance.