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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 16 includes a reduction in COVID-19 cases among LatinX residents; Monitoring local “Breakthrough” cases; An opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine; and updated local COVID-19 data… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 02/23/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for February 23 includes Marin advancement to the Red tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy 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.

 

Blueprint Update: Marin Graduates to Tier 2 Status

Today, the State of California announced that Marin County will move from “purple” to “red” status in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective tomorrow, February 24. 

For Marin, the move to Tier 2 is because of a low percentage of positive tests among residents of low-income communities. Among residents in census tracts in the lowest quartile on the California Healthy Places Index only one in 25 tested were found to be infected. This is down from nearly one in five at the height of the pandemic in August. This measure ensures virus transmission reduction in all communities, especially among less advantaged households. Areas once stricken with outbreaks – including San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and portions of Novato – are seeing decreases in COVID-19 cases.

  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 7.4
Overall Test Positivity Rate > 8% 5% to 8% 2% to 4.9% < 2% 2.2%
Equity Quartile Test Positivity Rate > 8.0% 8.0% ≤ 5.2% 2.1% 3.4%

 

“We’ve focused on our hardest-hit communities, and it seems to be paying off,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “It’s especially encouraging to see this progress as we move toward vaccinating essential workers. Adding the protection of the vaccine will help seal this progress for the whole community.”   

The primary changes allowed under the state order as Marin moves into Tier 2:

  • Retail establishments can expand indoor capacity to 50%
  • Indoor malls can expand indoor capacity to 50% (food courts must remain closed)
  • Gyms and fitness studios (including yoga and dance studios) are allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity
  • Restaurants are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Museums are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Cultural ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, are allowed indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer (churches and houses of worship maintain 25% indoor capacity)

The transition to Tier 2 means any Marin school that has not yet reopened to some form of in-person instruction will be eligible to make that transition beginning Monday, March 1. Once eligible, the reopening pace and scope of a school is at the discretion of school officials. To date, nearly 90% of Marin schools have already reopened to some form of site-based classroom learning.

Changes to business sector guidelines are available on the Marin Recovers website or the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy 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 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

10,845

+ 31

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

323

- 8

Total Cumulative Deaths

167

0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

338*

+ 28*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

13

- 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

5

0

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

354,721

+ 1,002

* Our Epidemiology team has improved the matching algorithm that compares data received from local hospitals and our internal hospital system, ensuring greater accuracy for our cumulative hospitalization count. This does not reflect a recent surge in hospitalizations but rather a continued QI effort to insure we capture all hospitalizations associated with Marin county resident cases. This does not impact the daily census numbers and the cumulative hospitalization chart will be updated to reflect when those hospitalizations occurred.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

50,330

+ 561

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

19.3 %

+ 0.2%

 

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

132

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

79%

0 %

 

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,450,058

+ 3,447

California Deaths

49,563

+ 225

 

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.

 

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.

 

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