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COVID-19 Status Update for 02/03/2023

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for February 3, 2023, includes: COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Pilot Shows Promising Results; White House Clarifies End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; The FDA & CDC Want an Annual COVID Vaccine; Paxlovid: Who needs it and when?; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekly and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We remain here for you.

COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Pilot Shows Promising Results

Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis describes an innovative “inter species collaboration” to reduce risk of outbreaks in long term care facilities. Through a partnership between Marin Health and Human Services, California Department of Public Health, and Early Alert Canines, two yellow labs (Scarlett and Rizzo) have been successfully screening for COVID in long term care settings.

White House Clarifies End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Last Monday, The White House Declared a State of Emergency Concerning COVID.  In essence he plan describes how COVID will be approached more like any other communicable disease starting late spring. Marin Public Health in planning to maintain focus on those most vulnerable, including long-term care facility residents, and uninsured and homeless residents. For the general public now is the time to get vaccinated and stock up on free at-home COVID-19 tests through federal and state programs these programs sunset in May.

The FDA & CDC Want an Annual COVID Vaccine

The future of COVID 19 vaccines has yet to be decided, but signals are clearer that an annual regimen would simplify the process, and ensure more people stay vaccinated and protected against severe COVID-19 infection. If accepted by the FDA, Americans will likely be encouraged to get vaccinated every fall, like the regime with the flu shot. FDA Briefing: Future Vaccination Regiments Addressing COVID-19 provides a closer look on the future of vaccinations.

Paxlovid: Who needs it and when?

Paxlovid is a prescription drug that reduces the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 by 88% if taken within five days of getting symptoms. If you are at a higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease, talk to your healthcare provider promptly about Paxlovid if you test positive for COVID-19. If you test positive with a home test, Sesame Telehealth will offer a video visit and provide medication at no charge regardless of insurance status.

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.

Location

Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County

LOW

 

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
  • State COVID-19 Data

Status updates are now published weekly on Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” accounts for 7 days of data, unless noted otherwise (view past status updates).

COVID-19 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update on 1/27/23

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

44,460

+ 94

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)

111

+ 19

Total Cumulative Deaths

273

+ 0*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

17

- 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

3

+ 1

* Change from last Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

98%**

N/A**

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.

93.4%*

+ 0.0%

Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose

69.6%*

+ 0.0%

* * As population estimates may not be precise, the proportion of vaccinated people in any group will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

2,474

+ 5

Positive Patients at Facilities current

16

+ 3

Positive Staff at Facilities current

9

 + 5

Facility Patient Deaths

172

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

63%

 + 0.0%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases

11,038,266

+ 21,887

California Deaths

99,401

+ 271

 

Resource Link Library

What to do if...

You’ve tested Positive | You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19

Online Resources

Vaccine locations | Booster Information | Free COVID-19 testing | Marin COVID-19 Data | State COVID-19 Data | State Race & Ethnicity Data  | State Variant Data | CDC Community Transmission Data

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