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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 10/09/2020

The status update for October 9, 2020 includes a profile of our “Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator” and updated COVID-19 data.

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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.

 

Meet the Workers Securing Life-Saving Pandemic Supplies for Marin

On Easter Sunday afternoon, Troy Peterson’s phone rang right before the big family meal. A long-term care facility in Marin County reported a rash of COVID-19 coronavirus cases among its staff and fragile residents, and there wasn’t enough staff showing up for work.

It was the type of emergency for which Peterson had trained for more than two decades. The former paramedic and ambulance company supervisor is the most experienced member of Marin’s Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) team, known as MOW-ock.

Peterson remembered the news story from a few days earlier about a similar facility in Riverside. Eighty-four residents at the 90-bed rehabilitation center had to be evacuated when employees stopped caring for the patients. For two full days.

“There are times in a job like mine when you’re sitting down for dinner and you get the call, then three hours later you finally get to eat,” Peterson said. “We just had to respond to this right away.”

[Continue reading about Troy Peterson, Cristin Seppa, and the MHOAC Team]

This story is the second in a series profiling the people behind the scenes of Marin's COVID-19 response. Also see how retired Novato nurse Jill Aggersbury taps into her 50 years of experience to conduct delicate backtracking with new patients while volunteering as a contact tracer for Marin HHS.

 

 

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

4,633

+ 17

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,391

+ 27

Total Deaths

96

0

Current Hospitalizations

7

+ 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

146

+ 1

Tests Completed in Marin

84,832

+ 557

* 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

455

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

2

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

11

+ 3

Facility Patient Deaths

78

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

81 %

0 %

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

838,606

3,806

California Deaths

16,428

67

 

 

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.

Participate in the Great Shake Out: COVID-19 Style.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, a worldwide earthquake safety movement, are involving 17.1 million people throughout 2020 (and counting). Most participate in ShakeOut by registering to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” and many do much more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants are adapting their ShakeOut activities through video-conferencing, choosing staggered or alternative dates, and following local health and safety guidelines (see ShakeOut.org/covid19).

There is still time to join ShakeOut this year: register to participate on any day that works for you at ShakeOut.org. Most take action on International ShakeOut Day each third Thursday of October, this year being October 15.  [Continue reading news release]

 

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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