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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 28, 2022 includes VIDEO: The Role of Vaccine Mandates in Marin; Northgate Vaccination Clinic Has New Hours; Expanded Testing Options in Marin;… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 01/03/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 3, 2022 includes Updated Guidance: Isolation & Quarantine; FDA Greenlights Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.  

 

Updated Guidance: Isolation and Quarantine 

Late last week, CDPH updated its guidance to align with the recommended isolation and quarantine timeframes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this time of uncertainty due to Omicron, CDPH added additional testing recommendations to exit isolation and quarantine and improved masking measures to protect the health and well-being of all Californians.   

Isolation for COVID-19 Positive Individuals 

All individuals with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should stay home for at least five days. Isolation can end after day five if symptoms are not present or resolving and if an antigen test collected on day five or later is negative. Masking is required when around others for 10 days from the date of positive test. 

Quarantine for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19 

Unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to COVID-19, and vaccinated people who are eligible for a booster but have not yet received a booster who are exposed to COVID-19, should stay home for at least five days and also get an antigen test on day five. They may leave their house after day 5 if no symptoms emerge and the results of the test taken on day 5 are negative. They should also wear a mask for 10 total days around others, notably while indoors. Without a test, people should quarantine for 10 days.  

Vaccinated individuals who have received their booster, or are not eligible for a booster, and are exposed to COVID-19 do not have to stay home but should wear a mask around others for 10 days and get tested on day five. Masks should especially be worn around others while indoors.  

 

FDA Greenlights Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an amendment to its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today, paving the way for an expansion in age eligibility for booster shots. Details of the amendment are below:  

  • The age eligibility for a single dose COVID-19 booster shot from Pfizer now includes 12-to-15-year-olds. Previously, boosters for that brand were exclusive to recipients ages 16 and above.  
  • The timeframe of eligibility for a Pfizer booster shot has shortened from six months to five months after completion of an initial two-dose vaccination series.  
  • A third-party vaccination series has been authorized for children ages 5 through 11 who are considered immunocompromised.  

As we’ve seen with the rollout of pediatric vaccines, boosters for all three brands, and other amendments to emergency use authorizations, various steps remain before any of these updates are implemented in California. Proximately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will review Pfizer’s data and decide whether to approve of this amendment. Lastly, for the state of California to adopt these changes, the West States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) must conduct its own review after the FDA and CDC. 

Read the full News Release 

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

19,478 

+ 93 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

2,610 

- 20 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

200 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

14  

+ 5  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

1  

+ 1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

245,461 

+ 459 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose 

98%** 

+ 0.0%  

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

92.9%  

+ 0.3%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

89% * 

+ 1%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5. 

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

California Confirmed Cases 

5,191,438 

+ 56,367 

California Deaths 

75,847 

+ 109 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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