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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/27/2020

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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2020

The status update for September 24, 2020 includes the signs of stress and tips for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic; updated COVID-19 data and updates on the Woodward Fire and Air Quality.

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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.

 

 

Mental Health and Coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations such as an infectious disease outbreak. It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions. Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of your mental health. Taking care of ourselves will help us take care of each other.

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Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Physical distancing, quarantine, and isolation can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Finding ways to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

There are resources available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you need someone to talk to during this difficult time.

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
    • Call: 1-800-985-5990
    • Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: provides help to people who are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support.
    • Call: 1-800-273-8233
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: provides referrals for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
    • Call: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: provides information, screenings, and clinical assessments in order to provide referrals for mental health and substance use services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and low-income uninsured residents of Marin County. 
    • Call: 1-888-818-1115

 

 

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 Status Update*

Total Confirmed Cases

4,432

+ 31

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,144

+ 20

Total Deaths

91

+ 3

Current Hospitalizations

7

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

147

0

Tests Completed in Marin

78,591

+ 476

* The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published Monday – Friday. Monday editions of the status update include data from Monday plus Saturday and Sunday of the previous weekend. Therefore, data shown under the “change from last update” heading will always be larger on Mondays and differ from what is published on the Coronavirus in Marin homepage, which is updated 7 days per week. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

451

+ 2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

19

- 1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

13

- 1

Facility Patient Deaths

74

+ 1

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

81 %

- 2

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

790,640

3,170

California Deaths

15,314

110

 

 

 

In Other News… (Non-COVID Updates)

While the following is not related to COVID, it is news from Marin County's Emergency Operations Center that we thought you should know about.

 

Woodward Fire Update

To date, the Woodward Fire at Point Reyes National Seashore has burned 4,929 acres and is and 97% contained. No evacuation warnings/orders are in place. Personnel are focused on holding the perimeter, mop-up work, hazard tree removal, and looking for hotspots along the perimeter line.  Crews are hopeful to achieve full containment sometime this weekend.

Woodward Fire Information Resources:

 

Air District Issues Air Quality Advisory for Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality advisory for Friday, September 25, due to possible wildfire smoke impacts. There is no Spare the Air Alert in effect and air quality is not expected to be unhealthy. Smoke from the August Complex Fire is expected to drift southward into the Bay Area, impacting the North Bay and parts of the East Bay, causing smoky and hazy skies on Friday. Air quality is expected to be in the good to moderate range and is not expected to exceed the national 24-hour health standard on Friday. The Air District will be closely monitoring air quality throughout the region for smoke impacts from the fires.

 

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.

 

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  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications      
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