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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/18/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 18 includes details on the state’s cell phone alerting; a recap of today’s community conversation event; countdown to the launch of Curative COVID-19 testing; and an updated snapshot of local 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.

 

 

State Sends Cellphone Alert Reminder About Stay Home Order

Today, the State of California issued a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message at 12:00pm. The purpose of the alert was to notify both businesses and residents of the current Stay Home Order in effect for the broader, 11 county Bay Area region.

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While Marin and other counties adopted the order last week, the State is now enforcing the order across the entire region due to collective Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity levels dipping below the 15% threshold. To cover the bases, the State chose to notify the entire region instead of only areas where the health order is considered new.  

WEA messages are used very rarely but serve as a communication tool for emergency managers when there is a need to get important information to a wide audience in a short amount of time. Emergency managers typically use WEA messages to issue potentially lifesaving alerts, and recent examples include sharing crucial information during mass power outages, wildfires, and child abductions (“Amber Alerts”).

In sum, no new orders were issued for Marin County today. If you have questions about the current Regional Stay Home Order in place for Marin, please visit the State’s Stay Home Order webpage.

 

 

RECAP: Community Conversation – Vaccine, ICU Capacity and more!

Today, Marin Public Health held another “Community Conversation” virtual online town hall event. Topics covered ranged from COVID-19 vaccination efforts, ICU capacity, Stay Home Order restrictions and more. Panelists included:

  • Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer
  • Max Korten, Coordinator of Marin Recovers Industry Advisors
  • Karin Shavelson, Chief Medical Officer, MarinHealth Medical Center.
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COVID-19 Testing with Curative Launches on Monday

We’re very excited about our new partnership with Curative to offer expanded COVID-19 testing options in Marin County. Appointments for testing in West Marin went live today and appointments for the San Anselmo location go live tomorrow.

Curative offers a novel coronavirus test that has a higher clinical sensitivity than nasal cavity swab tests. The simple, painless test is self-collected, and results are returned within 48 hours by email or text. Watch this video about the testing process.

Remember, testing is available by appointment only. Appointments go live four days before a scheduled testing day. To sign-up, visit Curative.com.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Mondays, starting December 21: Bolinas Fire Station, 100 Mesa Road, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, 2-4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, starting December 22: United Market, 100 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, starting January 6: Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays, starting January 7: Piper Park, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays, starting January 8: Novato Library, 1720 Novato Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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

6,609

+ 48

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

5,801

+ 57

Total Deaths

108

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

227

+ 2

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

230,514

+ 1,924

*The last status update was issued Thursday, December 17.

 

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

31

- 4

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

8

- 2

“Functional” Staffed ICU Capacity – Marin

 0 %

0

Available ICU Beds – Bay Area

12.8%

- 0.3 %

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

528

+ 2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

40

- 4

Positive Staff at Facilities current

57

- 2

Facility Patient Deaths**

90**

+ 2

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

83%

+ 2%

**Two “new” facility deaths were 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

1,764,374

+41,012

California Deaths

22,160

+300

 

 

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.

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Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help: contact our COVID-19 Response Team. As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

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