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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 07/10/2020

The status update for July 10, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, a recap of the Community Conversation event, a video message from Dr. Willis regarding progress at San Quentin, and an update to our data page to clarify San Quentin stats.


The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is now publishing five days a week (Monday through Friday) and as needed, in order to share important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19 and to keep our economy running. We remain here for you. For the latest statistics, please scroll to the bottom of today’s update.

 

Community Conversation: COVID-19 Response & Marin Recovers Update

What has Marin County Public Health been doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Why are we experiencing outbreaks? What is the status of the reopening progress and Marin Recovers work group? If you missed our “Community Conversation” event, you can watch the video on our Facebook page.  A shareable link from YouTube will be available tomorrow morning.

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Message from the Public Health Officer: San Quentin Update

Dr. Matt Willis provides and update on the COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison and the steps being taken to expand care on-site care options for the affected population.

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Data Dashboards Now Provide Greater Clarity on San Quentin Numbers

The County of Marin has unveiled a refreshed look for its COVID-19 data webpage. Marin’s primary source for COVID-19 data, available at coronavirus.marinhhs.org/surveillance, now includes new charts that provides greater clarification of COVID-19 activity between Marin residents and people incarcerated at San Quentin. This includes a new chart that illustrates daily census of COVID-19 patients in Marin County hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, distinguishing Marin resident cases from San Quentin cases and identifying related impacts on local Intensive Care Units (ICU). Marin’s map charting cases across the County has also been updated to reflect current San Quentin numbers.

While the state’s California COVID Assessment Tool (CalCAT) groups data for Marin residents and San Quentin population together, Marin Public Health chose to list data for the two groups separately. COVID-19 cases occurring in the community have different implications for community spread and health department contact tracing compared to cases occurring in San Quentin State Prison.

“Every outbreak has its own characteristics, and we need to look at each separately to tailor prevention, outreach, and treatment to each setting,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer. “We’re always sorting the data to learn where the virus is circulating and to guide our response. We think it’s important for our community to see these patterns with as much detail as we can offer.”

Other data sets available on Marin’s Data & Surveillance page include:

  • Daily Trends: review total cases, recovered cases, hospitalizations and deaths by the date they were reported.
  • Percent Positive by Test Date: review Marin’s percent positive test trends during the pandemic and 14-day average.
  • Positive and Negative Results:  compare the number of positive to negative tests based on the date the tests were performed.
  • Newly Reported Cases: browse trends in newly reported positive test results by the date the results were reported.   
  • Daily Tests Conducted: see how many tests were performed daily and a 7-day rolling average of tests performed.
  • Cases by Geographic Location: review an interactive map that shows the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and the rate of cases per 100,000 residents by city/community in Marin County, including San Quentin prison.
  • Trends by Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity: compare demographic information for confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths, and see which groups may be more impacted by COVID-19 than others.
  • Other Impacts: In addition to reviewing documented cases of COVID-19, review data tracking deaths from any cause and severe respiratory illness to see early signs of how COVID-19 might be affecting Marin County.

“The fight against COVID-19 is far from over and we need our residents to remember that the virus is continuing to spread,” said Benita Mclarin, Director of Health and Human Services. “This data helps inform decisions within each community, including when travel may be allowed once again or when certain business industries can reopen.  We want to make sure our residents understand the status of COVID-19 in their local area.”

COVID-19 cases occurring in San Quentin State Prison are formally under the jurisdiction of the State of California and the California Department of Corrections. Marin County Public Health supports and collaborates with San Quentin State Prison during outbreak responses at their request. For up to date information on COVID-19 in state run correctional facilities please visit the CDCR Population COVID-19 Tracking Report.

 

COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for 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:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

Total Confirmed Cases**

1,689

+39

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

1,270

+33

Total Deaths

23

+0

Current Hospitalizations*

31

-1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

81

+1

Tests Completed in Marin

36804

+817

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

98

+7

Positive Patients at Facilities current

60

+4

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

112

+18

Positive Staff at Facilities current

35

-4

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

19

+3

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

304,297

+7,798

California Deaths

6,851

+140

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

San Quentin Active Cases In Custody**

1,315

+11

* Visit our Data & Surveillance Page for a breakdown of patient type (e.g., San Quentin case versus Marin resident)

**San Quentin cases are not included in Marin’s count for cumulative cases or cumulative hospitalizations [See our Data FAQ]. We report San Quentin total in custody 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.)

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.

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Contact Us.  We Are Here For You.

Have questions?  We are here to help.  Our call center is available Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12-noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Please feel free to connect with us for general information and resources by calling (415) 473-7191.  We are also available online!  As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

UPDATED INFO! Reporting Public Health Order Violations

We know this is a challenging time. Those wishing to report a public health order violation by a business can submit their concerns to SIPViolation@marincounty.org. Please include the business name, address, and as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation. Reports will be forwarded to the appropriate governing agency for review and investigation.

Visit Marin Recovers Status list for information on business openings and guidelines and the current health order for information on face covering requirements, shelter-in-place and more. Keep in mind that the goal of the order is to educate and keep our community safe. While violations of the public health order are misdemeanors, making arrests continues to remain a measure of last resort for local law enforcement. It will only be considered after all education and voluntary compliance efforts have failed.

Be a role model and follow the order while encouraging others to do the same. If you see a business out of compliance, you can speak directly to the owner, and offer the link or a copy of the COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan as well as information about the Marin Recovers website. We’re all in this together and we all need to do our part.