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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 09/25/2020

The status update for September 25, 2020 includes guidelines for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations; updated COVID-19 data, updates on Woodward Fire, Red Flag Warnings and Hot Weather for weekend, and PSPS preparedness.

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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.

 

🎃Fall Holidays Update: Guidance for Safe Celebrations

With autumn officially underway, many of us have started thinking about our usual traditions: carving pumpkins, watching the leaves change color, what costume we're going to wear on Halloween, or how we're going to remember and honor our loved ones on Dia de los Muertos.

While some of our traditions can be carried out as usual, this fall season is definitely going to look a little different as we continue our collective fight against COVID-19. The Public Health team has put together some helpful guidance on which activities should be modified or avoided altogether - along with some ideas for fun alternatives to help keep our spirits up. Check out our press release and guidance document for more information.

 

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

4,454

+ 22

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,160

+ 16

Total Deaths

91

0

Current Hospitalizations

7

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

147

0

Tests Completed in Marin

79,167

+ 576

* 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

452

+ 1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

16

- 3

Positive Staff at Facilities current

12

- 1

Facility Patient Deaths

74

0

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

794,040

3,400

California Deaths

15,398

84

 

 

 

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:

 

Red Flag Warning Issued for Weekend

National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for higher elevation areas of Marin County From Saturday evening (9pm) to Monday morning (8am). A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.

Red Flag Warning & Wildfire Preparedness Information Resources

 

Beware of Hot Temperatures this Weekend

National Weather Service has forecasted temperatures in the upper 90s Sunday and Monday (and possibly Tuesday). While overnight temperatures should allow homes to cool off at night, high temperatures during the day can affect those who are sensitive to heat. Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) encourages everyone to be on the lookout for heat-related illnesses, either in themselves or their families and friends. Exposure to extreme heat can cause a variety of health problems, including heat stroke and death. View some of the resources below for tips to stay cool during warm weather.

Warm Weather Safety Resources

 

Take the Time to Prepare for a Future Public Safety Power Shutoff

Fall is Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) season. PSPS events are called during times of dry, hot weather with strong winds that pose significant fire risk. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will proactively turn off power in these areas to prevent any electrical infrastructure -caused fires. Currently a PSPS event is forecast for the Northern California region: Marin County is NOT within the scope of this PSPS event.  However, as many of us know fire season is far from over, so this first PSPS event is a reminder to prepare for a future extended outage.

PSPS Preparation Resources

 

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.

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