Health
COVID-19 UPDATES

April 3, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY STATUS REPORT PLEASE NOTE:

This is an evolving situation. More information will be distributed as it becomes available. For the most up to date information, please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Additional information is available at www.countyofmerced.com/coronavirus. These status reports are released daily on normal business days. Statistics will continue to be updated on weekdays at www.countyofmerced.com/coronavirusstats.

CURRENT STATUS:
• As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, there are 30,687 confirmed cases (+38 from Thursday) of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Merced County. Approximately 545 of those cases are active, and 439 have died.
• Current Risk Tier: Purple (Widespread). Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed. Tiers are determined by the California Department of Public Health based on test positivity and adjusted case rate. Counties can move into more or less restrictive tiers based on these factors. Weekly tiers are updated on Tuesdays. More information: www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ 
 
• Vaccination Information/Notifications: www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com

• Today, the Merced County Department of Public Health confirmed one additional death related to COVID-19:
• Gender:
• Female: 1
• Male: 0
• Age:
• 18-34: 0
• 35-49: 0
• 50-64: 0
• 65+: 1
• Underlying Health Conditions:
• Yes: 1
• No: 0
• Unknown: 0

• Merced County has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at its South Dos Palos clinic this Saturday, and there is still time to register at www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com/clinics

• Please note: The State is in the process of launching a new vaccine-scheduling platform known as “My Turn.” That platform is not yet available in Merced County and more information will be provided once it’s made available in coming weeks. Those who have already received their first dose of the vaccine with the Merced County Department of Public Health will be notified by a third-party agency called HR Support to schedule their second dose in order to complete the vaccination series and become fully vaccinated.

• In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by preventing large group gatherings, the County’s regional parks (Lake Yosemite, Hagaman Park and Henderson Park) will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. The parks will remain open on weekdays, but physical distancing must be adhered to and large group gatherings will continue to be prohibited

. • The Merced County Office of Emergency Services and Merced County Department of Public Health proclaimed a local and public health emergency March 13 in order to help address the outbreak. The Board of Supervisors ratified those actions during a March 16 special meeting.

• The Merced County Public Health Department Operations Center was opened Jan. 27, 2020 (432 days) in order to prepare for COVID-19 in and around our community. The Merced County Emergency Operations Center are also currently active. VACCINE INFORMATION:

• To register for vaccine clinic notifications, visit www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. If you need assistance, you may call the Public Health Information Line at 209-381-1180.

• To search for vaccine clinic availability in Merced County, visit finder.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. • For up-to-date COVID-19 information, visit: www.countyofmerced.com/coronavirusstats.   

• View this interactive dashboard online at:

• Desktop: English: http://dashboard-desktop.reopenmercedcounty.com Spanish: http://dashboard-desktop-spanish.reopenmercedcounty.com

• Mobile: English: http://dashboard-mobile.reopenmercedcounty.com Spanish: http://dashboard-mobile-spanish.reopenmercedcounty.com

• Based on information provided by individuals who test positive, Public Health staff will continue to assess risks of exposure and contact any affected individuals.

• Due to privacy laws, the Public Health Department cannot release identifying information related to positive cases.

• In California, there are 3,573,074 confirmed cases and 58,269 deaths.