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Author: Matthew Pera

Date: 3/19/20

Publication: Marin IJ

Marin saw its largest one-day jump in coronavirus infections on Thursday with 10 new positive tests reported, bringing the county’s total case count to 25.

Two people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Marin have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths associated with the illness in the county.

The majority of the new cases were confirmed through the county’s drive-thru testing site, which is only available to patients with a doctor’s referral, officials said.

While three of the 25 cases in Marin were traced back to the Grand Princess cruise ship, the rest were contracted through community spread, according to health officials.

The diagnoses come as Marin is under a criminally enforceable order to shelter in place. The three-week mandate requires residents to hunker down in their homes, with certain exceptions, and restricts businesses from performing all but the most essential operations.

“It’s unfortunately not a surprise,” Dr. Matt Willis, the county’s public health officer, said of the jump in confirmed cases. “This really reinforces the need to shelter at home.”

There are 10,442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and 150 people have died from the virus nationwide, the federal Centers for Disease Control said Thursday. That includes 652 cases in California.

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