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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 10/12/2020

The status update for October 12, 2020 includes information about how to avoid a Flu-COVID “twindemic” by getting a flu vaccine; how the County of Marin and its nonprofit partners are working to provide safe and temporary lodging to COVID-19 vulnerable people experiencing homelessness and tips on how to stay safe and cool during a heat wave. 

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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.

Help Marin Avoid the Flu-COVID 'Twindemic'

Marin County Public Health officials are urging Marin residents to get a flu shot this season. There is no vaccination for the COVID-19 coronavirus yet, but there is one for the seasonal influenza. Doctors with Marin County Public Health are working to prevent a local “twindemic” of COVID-19 and regular flu cases by urging everyone to take necessary precautions and get vaccinated.

The flu shot recommendation is more urgent than in past years – especially as Marin and other Bay Area counties settle into gradual and cautious reopening plans that result in more human mingling. For information about the flu, flu vaccine events and Marin flu surveillance data, go to MarinFlu.org.

Read the full news release

Doors Stay Open for Homeless Amid Pandemic

After seven months of providing safe and temporary lodging to COVID-19 vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, the County of Marin and its nonprofit partners are working to provide services that more closely replicate traditional models while moving away from temporary motel-based housing.

Homeward Bound of Marin and Catholic Charities, which assumed operations of the temporary housing operations from the County over the summer, are coordinating with the County and the local Coordinated Entry program to work with each remaining motel resident to transition them into another housing or shelter opportunity. The County anticipates the transition to be complete by the end of October.

Read the full news release

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.

UPDATE: The initial publication of the 10/12/20 Status Update  displayed incorrect numbers in the "Change from Last Status Update" column.  However, all other numbers reported were correct.  The tables on this page have been since updated to reflect the accurate change since last reported (Friday, October 9).  

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Total Confirmed Cases

4,681

+ 48

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,410

+ 19

Total Deaths

96

0

Current Hospitalizations

6

- 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

146

0

Tests Completed in Marin

86,273

+ 1,441

* 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

456

+ 1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

2

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

8

- 3

Facility Patient Deaths **

79

+ 1

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

82 %

+ 1%

 

**A new facility death was reported as part of Marin’s total death count earlier this month. 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

850,028

+3,449

California Deaths

16,572

+8

 

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.

Stay Cool

STAY COOL

  • Limit outdoor activities
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings 
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Do not leave children and pets unattended in vehicles

STAY HYDRATED

  • Drink more water than usual
  • Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside
  • Avoid alcohol or drinks containing high amounts of sugar
  • Make sure family, friends and neighbors drink enough water

STAY INFORMED

  • Check local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips
  • Keep friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information
  • Recognize the signs of a heat illness (below) and if symptoms are severe or life threatening, call 911
  • Know the signs of heat-related illnesses

Tips for extreme heat preparation can be found here. 

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.

Spread the word: How your friends and family can receive these updates:

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications      
  • Subscribe online to receive email notifications
  • Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!