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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 02/11/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for February 11 includes the launch of vaccines for residents age 65-74; a new variant detected in Marin County; 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.



Marin Residents 65 & Older Eligible for Vaccine

Starting Monday, February 15, Marin County residents aged 65 and older will be eligible to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through Marin County Public Health and several other health care providers.

Marin County Public Health and health care providers began an immunization program for those 75 and older January 21 in a joint strategy designed to save lives. About three-quarters of Marin’s COVID-19 deaths have been in that age group.

Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said as a result of the combined effort, enough progress has been made with the older group, which accounts for about 25,000 residents, to warrant the opening of the next age-group tier.

Health officials remain challenged by limited supplies of vaccination dosages, and supply determines the pace at which residents can be vaccinated. Some health care providers are continuing their 75 and older focus through February, and it may take a few weeks until individuals in the 65-74 age group can access a vaccine appointment.

Read the full news release for more details.



Southern California Variant Detected in Marin

Routine surveillance testing of COVID-19 specimens across California has found one case of a California coronavirus variant in Marin County.  The variant – commonly referred to as the “Southern California variant” or “B1429” to scientists – was first detected in Southern California in July 2020 and has grown in prevalence since November. Most of the cases have been detected in Southern California. Humboldt, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mono, Monterey, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties are the only northern California counties with detected cases of the Southern California variant.  Marin’s single case was discovered the week of December 14.

Unlike some of the more widely publicized variants of concern, such as the South African or United Kingdom (UK) variants, the Southern California variant is simply considered a variant of interest. Current research shows the Southern California variant does not behave differently than the common strain of coronavirus, though testing at both Cedars-Sinai and UCSF continues.  

To identify a variant, scientists use a process called genomic sequencing to decode the genes and learn more about the virus. Genomic sequencing allows scientists to identify SARS-CoV-2 and monitor how it changes over time into new variants, understand how these changes affect the characteristics of the virus, and use this information to predict how it might impact health.  Genomic sequencing is expensive and time intensive, so only a random sampling of cases – about 2% across the state – undergo genomic sequencing.

Review recent articles from the Marin Independent Journal or The Press Democrat to learn more about the recent discovery of the Southern California variant in Marin, or visit to review data on the Southern California variant.



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 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases


+ 39

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)


- 1

Total Cumulative Deaths


+ 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations



Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents



*At the time of publication, today’s testing count was not available due to an issue with CalREDIE, the state’s COVID-19 testing database. We anticipate the data being available for tomorrow’s report.


Hospitalization Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations


  + 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census


  + 1


COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose


+ 805

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

14.3 %

+ 0.3%


Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative



Positive Patients at Facilities current


+ 1

Positive Staff at Facilities current


- 3

Facility Patient Deaths



Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths




State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases



California Deaths



Other Marin County Data Dashboards:



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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.


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