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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/24/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 24 includes a new Blueprint update from the state; A message from Dr. Matt Willis; A special webinar for youth sports organizers, and updated COVID-19 Data.

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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 Willis; the Red Flag Warning concluded Tuesday afternoon and updated COVID-19 data.  

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.

 

Weekly Blueprint Update: Marin Moves to Tier 3 Status

With improving COVID-19 figures, Marin County graduated from “red” to “orange” status within the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time while others can expand their operating capacity.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) moved the county from Tier 2 or “substantial risk” status to the less restrictive Tier 3 or “moderate risk” level. Fewer daily cases, a reduction in the proportion of positive tests among those who are tested, and progress in addressing the County’s lowest-income communities factored in to the state’s determination. Marin’s high rate of testing combined with a measured approach to reopening has contributed to the orange status achievement.

  Tier 1
(Widespread)
Tier 2
(Substantial)
Tier 3
(Moderate)
Tier 4
(Minimal)
Marin County
Adjusted Case Rate per 100,000 > 7 4 to 7 1 to 3.9 < 1 2.6
Overall Test Positivity Rate > 8% 5% to 8% 2% to 4.9% < 2% 1.4%
EquityQuartile Test Positivity Rate > 8.0% ≤ 8.0% ≤ 5.2% ≤ 2.1% 2.4%

Current Tier 3 business sector guidelines are available Marin Recovers website. All open businesses must complete a COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan prior to reopening under Tier 3 restrictions. Guidance for the plan also is found on the Marin Recovers website.

See the news release for an explanation about what the means for local businesses.

 

VIDEO: Message from the Public Health Officer

Today, Dr. Willis provides a special message about Marin’s Tier 3 achievement and an overview of what that means for our businesses, some of the factors that led to our success, details about our new “Risk Reduction Order” and more.

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

 

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

4,861

+ 3

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,633

+ 19

Total Deaths **

99 **

- 2

Current Hospitalizations

5

- 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

171

+ 0

Tests Completed in Marin

93,647

+ 310

* The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays. 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 seven days a week. 

** Our epidemiologists perform periodic data reconciliation as part of their quality improvement efforts. In doing so, today’s cumulative death total reduced from 101: two decedents had been diagnosed with COVID-19, but the final death certificates did not identify COVID as a contributing cause of death.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

455

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

0

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

6

        -1

Facility Patient Deaths

83

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

83.8%

+1

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

904,198

+ 6,169

California Deaths

17,400

+ 55

 

 

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.

‘Red Flag’ Warning in Marin Concludes at 5 PM Tuesday

The National Weather Service’s Red Flag Warning for Marin ends at 5:00 PM Tuesday, although dry conditions are expected to remain at least until Thursday. A Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are expected during the time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The chance of rain increases on Friday, October 30, but residents should still exercise extreme caution because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire.

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 weekdays from 9:30 AM to noon and 1:00 - 5:00 PM. 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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