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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 24, 2021 includes Boosters Ok’d for Older Adults, At Risk Groups; Healthcare and Care Facility Staff Advised to Get Flu Shot; and updated … Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 01/19/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 19 includes COVID-19 testing as a vital pandemic-ending tool; a call for registered nurses 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.

 

 

Include COVID-19 Testing In your Pandemic Eradication Toolkit

Whether wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing hands, or avoiding indoor gatherings, we can all play a role in ending COVID-19 in our community. Until the vaccine is widely available to everyone later this year, the next most important tool we have in our toolkit is broad testing of our community.

Why? With COVID-19 testing, people who test positive and have symptoms can get care earlier, likely reducing disease severity.  That person’s contacts can be traced, and quarantine started earlier to reduce the chance of infecting other people.  

The testing of people who have been in contact with others who have a documented infection is also important. A negative test doesn’t mean you’re in the clear; you could be infectious later. Therefore, even if you test negative, you need to continue to protect yourself and others by washing your hands frequently, physically distancing, and wearing a face mask. A positive test makes it clear that you have to isolate yourself, and that others with whom you have been in contact since the time of your exposure should also get tested.

Since it is recognized that nearly half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections are transmitted by people who are not showing any symptoms, identifying infected individuals while they are presymptomatic, as well as those who are asymptomatic, will play a major role in stopping the pandemic.

Testing can be easy, quick and save lives. If you. . .

  • have symptoms of COVID-19,
  • have had close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19,
  • have been asked or referred to get testing by your doctor and a contact investigator, OR
  • are in frequent contact with the general public as part of your essential work job,

. . . then you should consider COVID-19 testing.  Visit our Testing Information webpage for a list of testing options in Marin County, including eight different free community test sites around Marin.

Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19, you should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

(Sources: CDC and National Institute on Aging)

 

Looking for Nurses to Aid our COVID-19 Response

We’re Hiring! We’re looking for registered nurses (RN) to help play a role in our COVID-19 response team.  Areas of focus could include communicable disease, vaccinations, testing, contact investigations, schools and commerce (and more!).  Applicants must have a valid California Registered Nurse license and current CPR certificate, plus the equivalent of two years professional nursing experience. For more information about the job and to apply, visit our Jobs website.

 

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

9,453

+ 124

Cases Confirmed in Past 14 Days

1,094

- 107

Total Deaths

129

+ 3

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

279

+ 3

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

296,082

+ 3,976

*The last status update was issued Sunday, January 17. “Change since last status update” includes data for Monday and today. Alternatively, our data and surveillance webpage reports “change since yesterday,” reporting only new data for today. Archived daily case data can be accessed by clicking on the data source listed under respective “Daily Trends” graphs.

Current Hospitalization Data:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

29

  0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

9

  + 2

ICU Availability – Bay Area

7.4%

+ 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

698

+ 4

Positive Patients at Facilities current

66

- 10

Positive Staff at Facilities current

59

- 3

Facility Patient Deaths**

103

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

81.8%

0%

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

2,996,968

+23,794

California Deaths

33,739

+146

 

 

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!