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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 11/17/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 17 includes testing options in Marin, a video update from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis to the Board of Supervisors, 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.  

 

COVID-19 Testing in Marin is Easier and Free

Whether a resident is insured or not, local options for testing are available

Marin County residents seeking COVID-19 testing have more options than ever. Every day, an average of more than 1,000 Marin residents are tested for the disease, and residents should be aware of their options as case counts rise.

 

Because navigating new choices can be challenging, an updated list of local testing locations is on the Marin County Public Health website. In addition to the offices of health care providers, residents can access testing through dedicated test sites and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved home testing kits.

 

Mail-in home testing options are gaining in popularity as a convenient alternative to traveling to a testing site. Families with returning college-aged students can have a test waiting at home.

 

Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test should first contact a health care provider. Most providers now offer testing for their patients and are required to do so under California state regulations.

         

The Public Health Division of Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers the following considerations for who should get tested.

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    People who have symptoms of COVID-19.

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    People who have had close contact[External] (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.

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    People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their health care provider, local health department or state health department[External].

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    Essential workers who have regular contact with the public should be tested up to monthly whether or not they have symptoms.

In addition to testing options available through medical providers across the county, free testing is available Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Public Health testing site in San Rafael. Make an online appointment[External] and call (888) 634-1123 for additional assistance. 

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VIDEO: Dr. Willis provides update to Board of Supervisors

Dr. Matt Willis provided an update on Marin’s COVID-19 response during today’s Marin County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. Topics covered include current COVID-19 case trends in Marin and across the United States; our current status on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy; New restrictions in response to increased cases across the Bay Area; holiday gathering and travel guidance; and an update on a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

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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 


5208 


+39


Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis) 


4907


+36


Total Deaths  


100 


0


Current Hospitalizations 


12


+3 


Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations 


183 


+1 


Tests Completed in Marin 


167,128 


+1073 

* 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 


468 



Positive Patients at Facilities current  


13 


0


Positive Staff at Facilities current 


32 



Facility Patient Deaths 


84 



Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 


84% 


 

State COVID-19 activity: 



DATA TYPE 


Today’s Report 


Change from yesterday 


California Confirmed Cases 

N/A* N/A*

California Deaths 

N/A* N/A*

*State figures were not available as of 8:15 PM Tuesday. See the state’s webpage.