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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/10/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 10 includes an overview of how contact tracing works and updated COVID-19 Data.  

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

 

 

“Answering The Call” Crucial to Contact Tracing Success

A crucial tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in any community is contact tracing. Contact tracing is when public health workers identify and notify the people who were exposed to infected people. They let them know that they’ve been in close contact with an infected person, and what to do next to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Public health departments have used contact tracing for decades to fight the spread of infectious diseases.

How does it work?

Public health workers contact those who have tested positive by phone. People who have tested positive may be asked about people they were with who they may have exposed while they were contagious. Public health workers then call those close contacts to let them know that they may have been exposed. When they do this, they keep the name of the person who tested positive confidential.

Contact tracers will:

  • Notify you that you may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Check symptoms and how you’re feeling
  • Offer testing
  • Discuss next steps like testing, quarantine, self-isolation, and medical care

By helping infected and exposed people self-isolate or quarantine and finding patterns quickly, we can slow the spread of the infection and help avoid outbreaks. This helps keep Marin residents, their loved ones, and our community safe from infection and serious illness. This also helps us keep our healthcare system below capacity. Contact tracing is a necessary activity that allows us to safely reopen schools and businesses.

Contact tracing works when you answer the call.

All you have to do is answer the phone call from Marin Public Health.  Contact tracing is an anonymous way to do your part. The more people answer the call, the more lives and jobs we can save. Your information is always kept confidential. Early awareness helps you protect your friends and loved ones from exposure. And early medical care can improve your outcome if you do get sick.

The sooner we can reach you, the sooner you can get advice, testing, and the support you need. 

Read more about California’s contact tracing efforts, or listen to Dr. Willis explain how isolation, quarantine and contact tracing work hand-in-hand (originally recorded May 7, 2020).

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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

6,072

+ 62

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

5,435

+ 15

Total Deaths

104

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

205

+ 2

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

214,867

+ 3,329

*The last status update was issued Wednesday, December 9.

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

Note on hospitalization data: Marin Health and Human Services, in consultation with our local hospitals, is using an internal calculation for ICU availability that includes consideration for full staffing capacity. This methodology currently differs from the calculations used by state and reported on the Blueprint website.

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

29

+ 9

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

7

+ 1

Available ICU Beds – Marin County

11%

0

Available ICU Beds – Bay Area

17.2%

- 3.5%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

492

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

13

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

46

+ 3

Facility Patient Deaths

85

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

82%

0

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

1,450,235

+29,677

California Deaths

20,463

+220

 

 

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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