Covid-19 counties reports began in mid-March of 2020.
Under the state’s color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California’s Blueprint to Recovery. Inyo County in currently in the Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red) category. Fifty-one is of fifty-eight counties are in Tier-1 (Purple) “Widespread,” including Mono County. Tier -1 is the state’s most restrictive tier.
The setbacks are not good for either county as businesses must be experiencing economic whiplash going back and forth between tiers, and increasingly many small businesses are unable to cope with the financial burdens imposed by the restrictions.
If the pandemic plays out as state authorities fear, between the influenza, coronavirus, colds, and people increasingly being indoors due to colder weather and susceptible to contagion, there is an increasing sense of inevitability that “Purple” may become reality for every county in the state. As of this writing, fifty-one counties out of fifty-eight are in the Purple Tier, with 99.1% of all Californians are living under the state’s most severe restrictions. Only 5 counties are in the Tier-2 (Red) category, and one county, Sierra, in the Tier-3 (Orange) category.
[As of November 24th, MCMWTC positive cases do not count towards Mono County’s total case count. Read the full Press Release here.]
Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website Mono County COVID-19 Response page.
CALIFORNIA’S FOUR-TIER COLOR CODED REOPENING GUIDELINES.
MONO COUNTY: 12/04/2020: 12:15 p.m.: *7,644 Total Tests Administered | *317 (+3) Positive tests | *7,276 Negative tests | 141 Pending Results |*3 Deaths
*Numbers above reflect cumulative totals since March 16, 2020: Data sources include Mammoth Hospital, 211 nurse hotline referrals for testing (including surrounding areas), Public Health field testing, Verily testing, pending results from a state lab, and positive cases for Mono County residents. Positives Cases for those who are not full-time residents in Mono County are not included in the Positive Case count. Total, pending, and negative test numbers include individuals tested more than once.
Note: Inyo County releases information online at its COVID-19 Response Update web page only on Monday through Friday, usually after 4:00 p.m., followed by a 2-day gap in reporting. For the days that Inyo County is not posting the Daily Report on their website, we will attempt to “fill in the gaps” for the entire week from The Los Angeles Times Coronavirus Tracking page for Inyo County (click on link to left), for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. (Posted in RED text/numbers.)
Demographics are posted on the county’s COVID-19 website by Age Group, Gender, and Location. (NOTE: Total Positive, Negative, Resolved, and Deaths numbers are cumulative to beginning of pandemic in mid-March 2020.)
INYO COUNTY: 12/03/2020 5:30 p.m.: * Total 10,231 Tests Have Been Administered | 320 (+9) Positive Test Results | 9,760 Negative Test Results | 96 Pending Results | 54 Active | 250 Resolved/Recovered | 16 Deaths
*Data sources include testing totals from NIHD, SIHD, Toiyabe and Verily testing site, as they become available. Positives tests for those who are not full-time residents in Inyo County are not included in the Positive Case count. Total, pending, and negative test numbers include individuals tested more than once.
**Cases with pending results are monitored by medical staff ordering test; Inyo County Public Health monitors pending results identified as high probability. Verily’s numbers are based on number of test results received, pending test numbers are not reported to Inyo County Public Health.