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COVID-19 Status Update for 03/15/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 15 includes a new vaccine eligibility; a statement from bay area health officers regarding available vaccines; 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.

 

 

Vaccine eligibility expands to include those with health conditions

More Marin County residents are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccination as of March 15, including those as young as 16 with serious health conditions or severe disabilities and considered at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.

Phase 1B of the vaccination process is underway, giving a green light for signups to those with disabilities and chronic illnesses, those living in congregate living spaces, and those working for public transit agencies. The new qualifying health conditions are:

  • Cancer, current with weakened immune system
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index greater or equal to 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

In addition, individuals living with disabilities or illness are eligible if

  • The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
  • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

These include people with a range of physical and behavioral disabilities. Examples include all enrolled consumers of regional centers, independent living centers, in-home supportive services, and community-based adult services/adult day health centers; or those with a Medi-Cal HIV/AIDS waiver, Medi-Cal home, community-based alternatives waiver, or Medi-Cal assisted living waiver.

Review our COVID-19 vaccine webpage for a full eligibility list. If you’re eligible, visit our vaccination options webpage to make an appointment.

Residents without internet service or in need of help with communication because of a disability are eligible to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through the Marin Access Service Call Center by calling 833-641-1988. The call center is set up to assist local residents without internet service who need assistance with vaccination registration, transportation, and communication related to the vaccination process. Those with web access are urged not to occupy those phone lines.

 

 

Statement from Public Health Officers on Available Vaccines

The following is a joint statement from public health officers representing the Bay Area counties of Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma, plus the city of Berkeley.

As local health officers, we fully support all three currently available vaccines for COVID-19. All three vaccines are safe and have been shown to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic illness and hospitalization. The clinical trials for all three vaccines demonstrated that they were 100% effective in preventing deaths from COVID-19.

There is also growing evidence that all three vaccines help prevent asymptomatic illness, too. This means that people who have been vaccinated are not likely to spread COVID-19 to others who are not vaccinated.

There has been much debate about the advantages of one brand of vaccine over the other, but it’s difficult to compare their efficacy. The different brands of COVID-19 vaccines have not been studied in head-to-head comparisons. The vaccines have each been studied in slightly different groups of people and tested at different phases of the pandemic. The rates of community transmission and presence or absence of COVID-19 variants differed across studies.

What we can say with certainty is that all three vaccines provide levels of protection that are comparable to some of the best vaccines we have for other serious infectious diseases for which we routinely vaccinate people.

With COVID-19 continuing to circulate as we work toward community immunity, our collective medical advice is this: the best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest.  The different vaccines have different storage requirements and with supplies of vaccine currently limited, the same brand may not be available at each vaccine site consistently.

 

 

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

11,221

+ 12

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

190

- 17

Total Cumulative Deaths

170

0

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

386,287

+ 4,719

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

83,583

+ 11,076

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

32.0%

+ 3.2%

 

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

2

- 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

3,528,795

+ 2,460

California Deaths

55,330

+ 95

 

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.

 

Spread the word: How your friends and family can receive these updates:

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications      
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  • Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!