WILLITS, 3/25/21 — The one year anniversary of both the statewide California lockdown, and the first COVID case in a Mendocino County resident passed last week with little fanfare. (Read our coverage from that day here)
On March 18, 2020 the County of Mendocino began releasing data on the COVID cases and locations. Of course, at first there was only one data point, a person living on the South Coast who’d contract the virus. But soon enough the county had to formalize its announcements, and began publishing a “dashboard” with each day’s new cases and various statistics. Mendocino’s dashboard turned out to be one of the better efforts on the part of a poorer, small county to inform the public of the relevant demographic information — outshining the efforts of even larger, wealthier counties. Since then The Mendocino Voice has been inputting this data, and collating it into various graphs that show the progress of infection and death through our population over the last year.
So here are our latest graphs, 53 weeks of COVID data: