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Public Health Status Update for 05/24/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for May 24, 2024, includes Wastewater Monitoring for H5N1 Bird Flu Begins in Marin; Play Marin: Health Equity in Action; Vaccines Shield Against Long COVID; CalFresh and Food… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 03/17/2023

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 17, 2023, includes CDPH Announces New COVID-19 Guidance; Marin Team’s Manuscript; Friendly Reminder: Renew Medi-Cal Coverage; Update CalFresh Information to Ensure Benefits; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekly and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We remain here for you.

Anniversary of Nation’s First Stay at Home Order

Yesterday was the 3-year anniversary of the Bay Area stay at home order. On March 16, 2020, Marin County joined 5 Bay Area counties to issue the nation’s first COVID-19 stay at home order. Over the following weeks the rest of the nation followed.  Today, those six counties have among the lowest COVID death rates and highest vaccination rates in the nation. Other major COVID-19 pandemic moments have been compiled by local media at Coronavirus Timeline.

Local Wastewater and Hospitalizations Combined Equals “Marin COVID Level”

Today’s COVID-19 dashboard includes a new tool developed by Marin County Public Health. Marin COVID Level is reported as High, Medium, or Low based on both community transmission rates (wastewater levels) and severity of illnesses (hospitalizations). This adds more specific local information than that provided by CDC’s Community COVID Levels. Using this metric, today’s Marin COVID Level is Medium.

COVID transmission rates remain elevated in Marin

Over the past two weeks, Marin County has experienced an increase in COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, and more cases reported in schools. Wastewater levels in four of six Marin collection sites countywide are showing increasing virus levels. This is a reminder that the virus remains active, and that the precautions we’ve all learned remain important.

  • Test if you have symptoms, especially if you are at high-risk. 
  • Seek treatment if you’re infected.
  • Mask in higher risk settings if you’re at risk for severe COVID-19.  
  • Maintain protection with the bivalent booster vaccine.

COVID-19 Data Update

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

     Today’s Report                

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

  22

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

   3

 

Actively Circulating Variants                         

 BA.5, XBB, BQ            

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks

Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities 

 13

Schools   2

Resource Link Library

What to do if...

You’ve tested Positive | You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19

Online Resources

Vaccine locations | Booster Information | Free COVID-19 testing | Marin COVID-19 Data | State COVID-19 Data | State Race & Ethnicity Data | State Variant Data | CDC Community Transmission Data

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