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COVID-19 Status Update for 03/04/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 4 a new call center to aid older adults and those without internet secure a vaccine appointment and updated COVID-19 data.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 02/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for February 16 includes vaccine success in long-term care settings; a Blueprint update from the State of California; an opportunity to inform future Status Updates 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 Case Rates Drop in Senior Facilities Post Vaccine

New data is showing the impact of a concerted effort to vaccinate residents and staff in long term care facilities across Marin County. 

Skilled nursing and residential care facilities for the elderly have been among the hardest hit settings during the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, and in Marin. After a multi-agency campaign to bring vaccines into facilities across Marin, cases have dropped by more than 10-fold following the wave of second doses through January in both residents and staff.  Through the month of January 2021, there was an average of 60 active COVID-19 cases among residents of long-term care facilities across Marin. For February, that number has dropped more than 10 times, to a monthly average of four active cases total, with no facilities currently experiencing outbreaks.

The steep decline in cases begins approximately two to three weeks after the beginning of the distribution of second doses, which is in line with when the vaccine is considered effective, according to vaccine manufacturers.

Prior to the arrival of vaccine, mobile teams made up of Marin County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, MarinHealth, and Marin Medical Reserve Corps members had assembled to rapidly deploy to long term care settings.  These same teams helped support facilities with mass COVID-19 testing earlier in the pandemic. The teams have continued to vaccinate in congregate living facilities across Marin, in parallel to the federal pharmacy partnership program with CVS and Walgreens staff providing vaccinations in long-term care facilities.  In all, more than 5,000 staff and residents of some of Marin County’s most vulnerable congregate living settings have been vaccinated.

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Blueprint Update: Marin Remains in Tier 1 (Purple Status)

Today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided another update on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide plan for reducing COVID-19 and keeping Californians healthy and safe.

CDPH confirmed Marin County’s placement in Tier 1 (purple status), which is the most restrictive Tier of the blueprint.

The following table outlines the requirements for case rates, test positivity rates, and quartile test positivity rates for each tier status, as well as CDPH’s February 16 assessment for Marin County:

  Tier 1
(Widespread)
Tier 2
(Substantial)
Tier 3
(Moderate)
Tier 4
(Minimal)
Marin County
Adjusted Case Rate per 100,000 > 7 4 to 7 1 to 3.9 < 1 8.9
Overall Test Positivity Rate > 8% 5% to 8% 2% to 4.9% < 2% 2.4%
Equity Quartile Test Positivity Rate > 8.0% 8.0% ≤ 5.2% 2.1% 3.8%

 

In general, for a County to advance to a less restrictive tier, it must (1) have been in the current tier for a minimum of three weeks; and (2) meet criteria for the next less restrictive tier for all three measures for the prior two consecutive weeks in order to progress to the next tier.

You can track Marin’s progress by viewing our Blueprint for a Safer Economy dashboard, which is updated each Tuesday afternoon to reflect CDPH’s calculations.

 

Thank you for the Feedback: Status Update Survey

Thank you to the more than 1,200 people who responded to our status update survey that was launched on February 14. Your feedback will help us in providing ongoing informational updates that are helpful to you as you continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for the formatting suggestions, too!  We will begin implementing many of your suggestions over the coming weeks. 

Anyone who still wants to participate can access our quick, 4 question survey through February 18.

 

 

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 Yesterday

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

10,682

+ 44

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

388

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

160

+ 1

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

307

0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

17

0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

5

- 2

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

344,889

+3,039

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

43,143

+ 3,261

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

16.5 %

+ 1.2%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

711

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

6

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

5

0

Facility Patient Deaths

127

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

80.4%

0%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,412,057

+5,692

California Deaths

47,107

+64

 

Other Marin County Data Dashboards:

 

 

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.

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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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