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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 10/01/2020

The status update for October 1, 2020 includes details for accessing COVID-19 business guidance in 13 different languages; updated COVID-19 Data; and updates on air quality, fire danger and high temperatures.

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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.

 

State COVID-19 Business Guidance Now Available in 13 Languages

The State of California recently updated its “Industry Guidance” pages to be available in 13 languages. County leaders from around the state strongly advocated for the translation of COVID-19 business guidance and the State estimates 85% of documents have been translated.  The goal is for all COVID-19 guidance to be translated by the end of the month.

To access the State’s COVID-19 documents in a language other than English, visit the State’s covid19.ca.gov website. In the top right, click on “select language” drop-down menu and select the language of your choice. Once the page completes translation, you can access additional pages and documents using the orange square “menu” button immediately to the right of the “select language” button. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to the left of the “select language” button.

The industry pages of MarinRecovers.com have also been updated to reflect reopening guidelines available in different languages.

 

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

4,510

+ 9

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,255

+ 18

Total Deaths

91

0

Current Hospitalizations

7

- 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

143

- 1

Tests Completed in Marin

81,218

+ 330

* 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. 

** Cumulative hospitalizations decreased because our epidemiologists discovered some duplicative entries during routine data reconciliation efforts.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

453

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

4

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

13

+ 1

Facility Patient Deaths ***

77

1

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths***

85 %

+ 1%

***A new facility deaths was reported as part of Marin’s total death count earlier this week. However, the facility classification was delayed and not reported until today.

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

813,687

3,062

California Deaths

15,888

96

 

 

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.

 

Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Week

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for October 1 through October 6 due to wildfire smoke. Officials expect smoke to drain into the Bay Area from far Northern California and impact air quality in the Bay Area region. Expect Marin County’s AQI to remain in the Red or “Unhealthy” zone for the majority of this time period.

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.

Follow these precautions to protect your health:

  • Minimize outdoor activities.  Postpone/Reschedule intense outdoor cardio activities.
  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible.
  • Do not run fans that bring smoky outdoor air inside.
  • Run your air-conditioner only if it does not bring smoke in from the outdoors.
  • Avoid activities that create more indoor and outdoor air pollution, such as frying foods, sweeping, vacuuming, and using gas-powered appliances.
  • Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you experience symptoms related to smoke exposure.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who may be sensitive to poor air quality and who spend much of their time alone.

Related Resources:

And as a reminder, it is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to use their fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits or any other wood-burning devices during a Spare the Air Alert for particulate pollution.

 

Warm Temperatures and Flex Alerts Continue Friday

National Weather Service extended its Head Advisory through Friday, October 2. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s. However, overnight temperatures should allow homes to cool off at night.  The hot weather may lead to a Statewide Flex Alert, when energy demand reaches its available capacity.  When a Flex Alert is called, consumers are asked to reduce energy consumption between 3:00pm and 10:00pm.

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

 

Red Flag Warning Issued for Thursday and Friday

National Weather Service has extended its Red Flag Warning for higher elevation areas of Marin County from Thursday afternoon (1pm) to Saturday morning (6am). 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

 

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