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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/16/2021

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COVID-19 Status Update for 03/12/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 12 includes a video update from Dr. Willis; adjustments to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy; an upcoming town hall with Senator McGuire; and updated COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.

 

 

Video Update: Dr. Willis Addresses Three Vaccine Options

Today, Dr. Willis provides an update regarding the effectiveness of current vaccines in protecting the community from severe illness or death.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

 

 

State Adjusts Blueprint Framework After Surpassing Vaccine Milestone

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today implemented an updated version of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to reflect the current vaccination efforts in California. This is a result of CDPH surpassing its goal of administering 2 million doses of vaccine in some of the state’s hardest-hit communities, increasing immunity where the state’s transmission rates and disease burden have been highest during the pandemic.

Under the revised Blueprint, the Purple (Widespread) tier shifts from greater than 7 cases per 100,000 to greater than 10 cases per 100,000; and the Red (Substantial) tier widened to 4-10 cases per 100,000. Orange (Moderate) and Yellow (Minimal) tier ranges remain the same. 

The adjustment resulted in 13 counties moving from Purple to Red. Twenty-one counties will remain in the Purple (widespread) Tier, 33 will be in the Red (substantial) Tier, three remain in the Orange (moderate) Tier and one remains in the Yellow (minimal) Tier. These changes will take effect on Sunday, March 14.  The updated blueprint does not impact Marin County at this time.

On March 4, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state had set aside 40 percent of vaccine doses for the hardest-hit communities and established an equity metric to increase vaccinations in those communities. Doing so recognizes that the pandemic did not affect California communities equally. Forty percent of COVID cases and deaths have occurred in the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index (HPI), which provides overall scores and data that predict life expectancy and compares community conditions that shape health across the state.

The Blueprint will be updated again when 4 million doses have been administered in the vaccine equity quartile.

More information is available in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy as well as the Ending the Pandemic Through Equitable Vaccine Administration (PDF).

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: COVID-19 Town Hall hosted by Senator McGuire

Stay up to date on the State’s COVID-19 response by attending Senator McGuire’s town hall, titled “Coronavirus Response: Slowing the spread, with a special focus on vaccine distribution.”  In addition to McGuire, the panel includes Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Geffen School of Medicine; and Lori Nezhura, Deputy Director Planning, Preparedness and Prevention from the State Office of Emergency Services. Ms. Nezhura also serves as the Co-Chair on California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.

Date:  Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm

How to attend: RSVP today by clicking here! After you RSVP, we’ll email the call-in number and video livestream link within 24 hours of the event.

 

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.

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal.

COVID-19 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

11,193

+ 18

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

228

+ 8

Total Cumulative Deaths

170

- 2*

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

344

0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

14

0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

6

0

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

381,568

+ 1,623

* Quality assurance practices found two deaths that were mistakenly reported as having Marin County residence, but were residents of other counties.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

72,507

+ 638

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

27.8%

+ 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

0

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

3

- 1

Facility Patient Deaths

132

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

77.7%

0 %

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,520,333

+ 3,471

California Deaths

54,878

+ 288

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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