COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 311 (+3) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 314 (+7) Positive | 3 Deaths


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.

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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.


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23 Responses to COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 311 (+3) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 314 (+7) Positive | 3 Deaths

  1. Standup December 1, 2020 at 8:59 am #

    Americans lack of empathy are infecting and killing each other. Maybe this will be a wake up call for Inyo to take this seriously. We have tools to prevent this, a mask and not grouping together. The dark winter is here. Come on Inyo, step up! We cant afford to have our community sick and our business to go through another round of closures because people cannot change there habits. It a conscious choice, be responsible, stop the cycle of covid.

  2. Masked Locals December 1, 2020 at 8:46 am #

    Found some interesting information today. It would appear that California has just under 75,000 staffed hospital beds, some specialized, for around 39,000,000 people. Does that strike anyone else out there as being totally inadequate? Throw in not enough PPE, and working doctors and nurses into the ground as well. Looks like we’d be in for a world of fun if ‘the big one’ quake were to strike right about now. It is said that a chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Crap. We’re doomed.

  3. johndoeml November 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

    Keep hearing that Mammoth Hospital won’t release data such as number of patients etc to local news, but somehow the LA Times gets the info. See here for Mono County

  4. sugarmags November 22, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

    Any information on the new death in Mono County

    • Charles James November 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm #

      Medical authorities do not release that information as a general rule for confidentiality and legal reasons, generally citing HIPAA regulations.

      The only way to get this type of information is to get the official death certificate from the Coroner’s Office, which in this case is actually the Mono County Sheriff/Coroner. Death certificates are public documents. Sierra Wave would not release such information unless there is an overriding public interest in doing so without first talking to the family. On occasion, some families will note the cause of death in the obituaries.

      • sugarmags November 23, 2020 at 10:34 am #

        Completely disagree. Of course they can’t give out the person’s name, however, there is a lot of information that can and should bed released, such as town they lived in, demographic information, and since the county is very good at contact tracing, they should also release information pertaining to possible cause of transmission. Transparency will help us tame COVID. They need to share more information

        • Tinner December 3, 2020 at 7:06 pm #

          sugarmags, 3rd case was over 90 yrs of age.

  5. Harold November 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

    Does anyone know when/where the 16th Inyo death came from?

  6. Masked Locals November 19, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    Well lets see, a bunch of 18 to 40 year olds packed into dormitory type lodgings at the Marine base, ditto at Mammoth Mtn., the casino reopening,Thanksgiving and X-Mas coming up with people still making big family plans, all the hospitals in northern Nevada are filling up where they fly everybody from Mono/Inyo to, and pretty much no hope of a vaccine for the masses until next spring, if we’re lucky. Perhaps folks want to experience triage, see what it’s like. To top it off, I still see people just walking up and yaking to each other, no masks because they’re outside and they flunked math so they don’t know what 6ft. is. Covid is as easy to catch as the common cold. You get it just by talking to someone. As far away as you can smell cigarette smoke, the virus is there. Not rocket science.
    I guess everyone likes being locked down and going broke, or they just don’t care, or most likely people really are that stupid.

  7. erik simpson November 11, 2020 at 8:16 am #

    All California hospital data by county is here:

    I’ve tried posting this twice before, maybe it’ll work this time?

    • Thanks November 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

      Terrific resource. Thank you Erik.

  8. Zoom November 9, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

    Has either Mono or Inyo County made a statement on Superior Court Judge Heckman’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of Gavin Newsom’s Executive Orders? While the ruling will be appealed, under the current decision, our local counties could legally disregard the current color-coded schema. If PHOs Boo and Richardson are able to control cases in our counties via these measures, one might ask why they were unable to do so in the Bishop Care Home, where the vast majority of local deaths occurred. Somehow, they failed utterly given what has been known since mid-March in regards to vulnerable populations, yet the local populace seem to think they’re somehow in charge. Petty tyrants in an Orwellian world.

    • quacque November 9, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

      the crackpots want to have it both ways. It’s someone’s fault/ But the problem doesn’t exist. Effective measures are tyranny, but all deaths are due to ineffectual tyrants. Why does it seem these people failed both science and art?

      • Zoon November 12, 2020 at 11:03 am #

        The problem is, quacque, is that they are not effective measures. One can look to Sweden and Belarus to find populations where herd immunity has been reached, or to Peru and Belgium – heavily locked down and masked countries who have the highest death rates in the world. Every bit of epidemiological knowledge prior to March 2020 went against these two measures as repeated literature showed their ineffectiveness for everything but destroying livelihoods and making people sick (yes, masks do have significant negative impacts on health, which is why we evolved without them). There are also five current studies that prove lock downs are not effective. And the 6K Danish study on masking during the time of Covid that cannot get a publisher because it almost certainly shows they don’t work, and the hysteria must be promoted over critical thinking and rationality. You can say that I’ve failed at science, yet I’m familiar with Tso’s recent study on long-standing cross-reactive coronavirus immunity in Africa (which is one reason African and almost certainly Asia and Oceania have such low Covid rates), etc., which likely you aren’t. Gabriela Gomes’s work on herd immunity thresholds. I’m aware of Francois Balloux at UCLGI work on the genome mapping of Covid, which shows it was worldwide in November. I’m aware of Michael Levitt’s accurate estimate of Hope-Simpson norther latitude areas, and how utterly accurate he was as to Sweden. I’ve read the meta-analyses on masking, including the ones that show that masks do not work against bacterial infections in surgical settings (rates of infections were actually higher with masked surgeons). To get yourself up to par, I’d start with #RationalGround on Twitter. All of the science circulates within that online community, and many world-renowned scientists contribute regularly. Remember, no matter how strongly you believe something doesn’t make it science.

        • Stop non-essential travel November 20, 2020 at 9:19 am #

          We evolved without masks because they “have significant impacts on health” – ? Would love to see the citation on that. Please provide. Twitter is not a source. “all of the science” does NOT circulate on Twitter, it circulates in peer-reviewed journals. Africa’s countries shut down and imposed curfews early on, which is why they had relatively low impact from covid…. however, there are now over 2 million cases of COVID, 50,000 deaths, and cases are again rising. I think you’re lost on the fact that yes, there are several strains of Coronavirus to which people may have immunity, but NOT this one.

        • eric h. November 26, 2020 at 12:41 am #

          I am so tired of people throwing in the Sweden comparison, a country that is the size of Washington,Oregon and California but a population that is 35x smaller than the U.S.. And then there’s this.

    • Hans November 11, 2020 at 2:32 am #

      Zoom/Tourbillion, do you really think that we’re all twirling our mustaches and plotting to overthrow “petty tyrants” and “color-coded schema”? You sound like a villain from Scooby Doo, guy.

      During World War Two the petty tyrants made everyone ration food and gas and even put on a uniform and get shot at. About 420,000 Americans died then—we’re more than halfway there in eight months. Maybe you could man up, brace yourself against the savage lashing of Orwellian tyranny, and wear a mask when you go to the store.

    • Inyo Citizen November 19, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

      That ruling was stayed by the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

  9. Greg Lippincott October 30, 2020 at 9:04 am #

    Does anyone know the status of hospital cases, if any in the county? Are all the cases mild with minimal complications? Those factors are very important.

    • Miss you Benett October 30, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

      Here’s the best I’ve been able to find Greg. It’s really too bad the local media (with the possible exception of the only once a week Sheet) is not making more of an effort to ask questions of our local officials and report beyond a press release. Sure miss Benett.

    • M. Anderson November 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm #

      Nov. 10, 2020: Don’t know about Mono County, but Covid-19 hospitalizations hit an all-time high of 61,964 in the U.S. today. (NYT) And there were 1403 deaths reported. (Washington Post) And only the very wealthy or powerful are hospitalized with “mild” cases.

    • Stop non-essential travel November 20, 2020 at 9:26 am #

      Greg, can you share why that information would be “very important” ?

  10. InyoArabians October 24, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    No COVID update for Friday on the county’s website. And our numbers are trending poorly, so that is concerning…


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