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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/04/2020

The status update for August 4, 2020 includes information about the disparity between state and local counts, information about a telephone town hall tomorrow and updated COVID-19 activity.

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Marin County COVID-19 Status Update: August 4, 2020

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.

 

Marin Addresses Disparity between Local & State Counts

Today, California Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced that California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) primary COVID-19 database, CalREDIE, experienced some technical errors that resulted in the underreporting of actual positive cases. CalREDIE is used by nearly all of California’s local health offices to track disease data and transmit it between local offices, laboratories, health providers and the state.

Over the past few weeks, Marin Public Health’s Epidemiology team noticed a growing disparity between local Marin County data and what CDPH and CalREDIE were reporting for Marin.  Namely, Marin County was conducting testing at a higher rate than State’s records showed.

Thankfully, Marin Public Health has not been relying exclusively on CalREDIE to determine our positive case counts.  We are fortunate to have close relationships with laboratories that report data directly to Marin Public Health.  This direct reporting decreases turnaround times in results, which is crucial to our response in identifying and isolating cases and conducting contact tracing. Getting the numbers right is also important for our status on the state’s “Monitoring List,” and making data-driven decisions that affect our community. 

Moving forward requires accurate data. Given our epidemiology team’s work to pull and reconcile data from multiple sources, we are confident that our numbers are more accurate that what the State has been reporting. You can find our latest COVID-19 case information on our Data & Surveillance page: coronavirus.marinhhs.org/surveillance.

 

COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

Senator McGuire will be talking with the Public Health Officers for Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as an infectious disease physician from University of California health system. Dr. Willis and other medical professionals will provide the latest information on the recent coronavirus surges and will look ahead at what our region should expect with the pandemic in the months to come.

Of course, you’ll be able to email questions ahead of time and in real time during the August 5th Telephone Town Hall. 

Here are the details:

Who: Senator Mike McGuire; Sonoma County Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase; Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis; UCLA infectious disease physician Dr. Brewer

What: Telephone Town Hall providing the latest updates on the coronavirus

When: Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30pm 

How to attend: Dial 877-226-8216, enter code 1762144 and follow the prompts. You will be connected to the live town hall via telephone and you will be able to listen to the speakers providing critical updates. The town hall will be limited to the first 1,000 participants.

How to ask a question and get involved with the Town Hall: Email your questions and comments in advance and in real time during the telephone town hall to:  Senator.McGuire@Senate.ca.gov

 

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  Last Update

Total Confirmed Cases**

2,970

+39

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

2,541

+45

Total Deaths **

54

0

Current Hospitalizations*

24

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

106

0

Tests Completed in Marin

51,975

+1,147

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

254

+4

Positive Patients at Facilities current

42

+4

Facility Patient Deaths

40

0

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

264

+2

Positive Staff at Facilities current

55

-3

Facility Staff Deaths

0

0

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

38

+2

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

519,427

+10,265

California Deaths

9,501

+145

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE – NEW categories provided by CDCR!

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin – Total Confirmed Cases**

2,210

+26

San Quentin – Total Resolved Cases**

1,965

0

San Quentin – Total COVID-19 Deaths**

22

+1

* 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 cases, cumulative hospitalizations or deaths [See our Data FAQ]. We report San Quentin data as reported by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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.

 

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

 

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.

 

Reporting Businesses in Violation of Public Health Orders

We know this is a challenging time. Those wishing to report a public health order violation by a business can submit their concerns online.  Please include the business name, address, and as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation.  Photos and other documentation welcome, too. 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.