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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/12/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 12 includes a video update from Dr. Willis; and update from the State on the Stay Home Order; a new data point on our data page; busting common COVID-19 vaccine myths; and updated COVID-19 data.

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

 

 

COVID-19 Update to the Board of Supervisors

In his presentation, Dr. Willis provides a detailed report of case and hospitalization rates for both Marin County and the Bay Area; progress in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts; and a simplified model for knowing when you may be eligible to receive the vaccine.

 

 

Healthcare Worker Vaccine Update:  All Tiers of Phase 1A Now Open

Currently, vaccinations are available for healthcare personnel defined in Phase 1A (all tiers) of the state’s framework. Marin County has received an additional allocation of vaccine from the State of California and is now administering 1,000 vaccinations per day.  We are committed to continuing our rapid utilization and distribution of all doses received.

If you are a Phase 1A eligible healthcare worker in Marin County, you are encouraged to pursue a vaccine through one of the following options:

  • STARTING FRIDAY, 1/15: If you are a Kaiser Permanente member (covered by health plans from Kaiser) who is Phase 1A eligible (e.g., health care worker), you may book a vaccination appointment at Kaiser San Rafael Medical Center.  
  • If you work in a hospital, you should be vaccinated by the hospital. As long as you regularly work there (at least once per week), you should be vaccinated by the facility. 
  • If you work in a skilled nursing facility, you may be vaccinated on-site at your workplace through a pharmacy partnership.
  • If you are not affiliated with an acute care hospital or skilled nursing facility, but are a healthcare worker or supportive staff, you may be vaccinated at a Marin Public Health vaccination site.

Learn more about vaccine distribution and when, where and how the general public may be able to be vaccinated on our Vaccine Distribution webpage.

 

 

New Data Point: Active Cases in Last 14 Days

If you’re a frequent visitor to the Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org homepage or our data and surveillance page, you will notice a new data point. Several members of our community requested a new metric to better track “active” or current cases across Marin County, versus just the cumulative count. Therefore, the former “recovered” data point has been retired and has been replaced with “Cases in the past 14 days.”

 

Update from State: Sacramento Exits from Stay Home Order; Bay Area Exit Unknown

Today, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly provided an update on COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations statewide; the State’s response to hospital surge and efforts to provide access to medical professionals and alternative care sites; vaccine rollout; and updates on the Regional Stay Home Order.

During the 1:30pm press conference, Dr. Ghaly indicated the Regional Stay Home Order would remain in place for most of the state as ICU capacity is still at or near zero in the affected regions.

The latest ICU capacity numbers by region are:

  • Northern California: 17.6%
  • Bay Area: 4.7%
  • Greater Sacramento: 9.7%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0%
  • Southern California: 0%

Dr. Ghaly was expected to give four-week projections for regional ICU capacities, but instead said those projections would be shared by Wednesday. Despite Dr. Ghaly’s remarks, Governor Newsom announced at 4:30pm the stay-home order was lifted for the Greater Sacramento region.

ICU capacity projections for regions that are eligible to exit the order are calculated daily based on four factors: current estimated regional ICU capacity available, measure of current community transmission, current regional case rates and the proportion of ICU cases being admitted. Decreasing community transmission and increasing the health system capacity can help a region’s projected ICU capacity so they can exit the order. Read the full Regional Stay Home Order, Supplement to the Order, and frequently asked questions.

 

 

Vaccine MythBusters: Know the Facts!

It's likely you've heard claims about COVID-19 vaccines on social media or from the people in your life. Knowing what is true about vaccines, and what isn’t, is crucial to community and business recovery. Over the next few days, we’ll bust some myths that exist about the COVID-19 vaccine and share facts that should be shared widely.

✔️ Fact: The severity of COVID-19 symptoms varies widely and getting vaccinated can help prevent infection with COVID-19. 

Have you heard some exclaim, “COVID-19 isn’t very serious, so I don’t need to get the vaccine!”? Unfortunately, this is not true. While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by allowing your body to create an antibody response without having to experience sickness. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work

 

 

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.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Total Confirmed Cases

8,798

+ 92

NEW! Cases Confirmed in Past 14 Days

1,123

- 13

Total Deaths

118

+ 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

272

+ 17

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

279,298

2,073

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

32

+ 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

7

- 1

ICU Availability – Bay Area

4.7%

+ 4.0%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

654

+ 16

Positive Patients at Facilities current

71

+ 9

Positive Staff at Facilities current

57

- 1

Facility Patient Deaths**

97

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

82%

- 1 %

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

2,747,288

+36,487

California Deaths

30,513

+548

 

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Next-door or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help: contact our COVID-19 Response Team. Alternatively, you can contact the statewide COVID-19 Hotline 7 days per week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for general information about state COVID-19 resources.  If you’re looking for medicine, medical attention or have a medical related question, please contact your primary care provider or local health clinic. As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

Spread the word: How your friends and family can receive these updates:

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications      
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  • Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!