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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/25/2020

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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/19/2020

The status update for August 19, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity and an a quick summary of other major events from the day, including local wildfires, increased smoke and air quality concerns, and a reminder about possible power outages.  


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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.

   

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**

3,596

12

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,261

+39

Total Deaths **

58

0

Current Hospitalizations

12

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

126

0

Tests Completed in Marin

64,143

+296

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

327

+1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

34

+1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

15

0

Facility Patient Deaths

51

+1

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

88%

+2%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

638,831

+6,164

California Deaths

11,523

+181

 San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE a

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin – Total Confirmed Cases**

2,236

0

San Quentin – Total Resolved Cases**

2,092

+11

San Quentin – Total COVID-19 Deaths**

25

0

**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.

 

In Other News…

While the following items are non-COVID related, they are news updates from Marin County's Emergency Operations Center that we thought you should know about.

West Marin’s Woodward Fire reaches 1,100 Acres in Size

Some of the smoke and ash that you are experiencing in Marin is related to the Woodward Fire, a blaze burning in West Marin that is believed to have been a result of lightning strike.  The fire was initially reported at 4:27pm yesterday and reached 700 acres by 9:00pm.

Currently, the fire is zero percent contained. And evacuation warning was directed to residents living and visiting west of Shoreline Highway (State Route 1) between Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Olema south to Bolinas, a stretch of about 11.5 miles. The warning area is sparsely populated.  For ongoing updates, watching Marin County Fire’s Twitter Account or call the Fire Information Line (415-473-7191).

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Smoke and ash from regional wildfires has affected the air quality for the Bay Area.  While Marin’s air quality was better than most neighboring counties, that can change quickly with shifting winds & wildfire containment. Smoke from wildfires can affect health.  The most common symptoms are eye and throat irritation, coughing and difficulty breathing. Those with health problems, especially heart or respiratory conditions, should take extra caution.

Monitor local air quality and visit Marin Health and Human Services Wildfire Air Quality webpage for tips on how to protect your health during days with poor air quality. And remember: only call 9-1-1 if you’re experiencing an emergency. Please do not call our dispatchers to report smoke.

Potential for Rotating Power Outages Continues

PG&E let the County of Marin know that during August 18-20, residents will likely experience rolling blackouts of up to 2 hours. The blackouts may occur from 3pm to 11pm today or Thursday. These blackouts are due to the extremely hot weather pushing up energy demand as it reaches available capacity. This usually happens in the evening hours when solar generation is going offline and consumers are returning home and switching on air conditioners, lights, and appliances.

The best way to help prevent an outage is to reduce power consumption whenever a “Flex Alert” is called.  Simple actions like turning off unnecessary lights, avoiding the use of major appliances between 2pm and 9pm, and setting your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher can help alleviate strain on our electrical grid. Read the full news release to find out more about preparing for an outage, what to do during an outage and how to conserve energy.

 

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 to SIPViolation@marincounty.org.  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.