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COVID-19 Status Update for 03/21/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 21, 2022 Learning to Live with COVID; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; Surveillance Page Updated with Additional COVID-19 Data; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is three times per week 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. 

 

Learning to Live with COVID 

We've witnessed many changes in the pandemic response over the course of the past two years. Two of the biggest changes involve the availability of vaccines and widespread testing; both of which have helped prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed with new cases by preventing or reducing the ability of the virus to spread.  

With case rates dropping, many feel the pandemic is “over”, however according to a recent article in Governing magazine, public health experts worry “that another COVID-19 surge is not some abstract likelihood, but something that already looks predictable in the near future. Although cases have plummeted in the U.S., they have started rising again in parts of Western Europe and Asia. 
 
Five out of the last five times there have been surges in Europe, surges have quickly followed in the U.S. There’s no reason to think the sixth time will be any different, especially with a more transmissible subvariant of omicron, known as BA.2, rising rapidly as a share of cases in the U.S.” 

COVID-related restrictions have eased, however coronavirus is still present in our community. Dr. Santora reminds us, "What a lot of residents may not understand, is that when we set policies and recommendations, it's not to penalize humans, but it's to protect us from a virus." The primary message around COVID remains protection from the virus, as individuals and the community at large. Thank you for continuing to do your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. 

 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

If you know someone who is still in need of a primary vaccination dose or booster shot, please share the list below with them! While Marin County remains one of the most highly vaccinated within the state and the nation, many eligible residents have yet to receive their booster shot. Staying up to date on our vaccines is just as important as receiving an initial series.  

Bolstering our immunity against COVID-19 is of utmost importance, especially with the continued presence of coronavirus, including the Omicron variant, in our community. Fortunately, we have access to vaccines which are a FREE and effective resource for keeping us protected.   

Upcoming vaccination clinics this week with open appointments:  

 

  • Northgate Mall (located in the Center Court)  
    San Rafael – March 23, 24, 25, 26  

  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church  
    Marin City – March 22  

  • Bolinas Community Center  
    Bolinas – March 23  

  • Salvation Army  
    San Rafael – March 24  

  • Villas at Hamilton  
    Novato – March 25  

  • Kerner / Marin Health & Wellness Campus  
    San Rafael – March 26 

Walk-ups are welcome at most vaccination providers across the county. Visit the Vaccine Finder webpage to view available clinics and schedule an appointment. Remember, vaccine recipients between the ages of 5 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccination.  

If you are unable to find a COVID-19 vaccination clinic open at a time that works with your schedule, more options are available by visiting California Department of Public Health’s MyTurn COVID and flu vaccination scheduling website.  

We are grateful to everyone in our community who has done their part by getting fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible. 

 

Surveillance Page Updated with Additional COVID-19 Data 

We are excited to announce an update to one of the COVID-19 data charts, thanks to information compiled by our Epidemiology Team, on the Surveillance page of our website. The chart, titled “COVID-19 Cases among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents,” highlights Marin County’s COVID case rates of those who tested positive based on vaccination status. It now differentiates between people who are boosted, fully vaccinated for 6 or more months but unboosted, fully vaccinated for less than 6 months and unboosted, plus those who are unvaccinated. The chart compares rates between unvaccinated and fully vaccinated residents within the past seven days. It also provides a visual display of case rates over the course of the pandemic. Originally, this chart differentiated between fully vaccinated and unvaccinated only. The moral of the story: The data reinforces that staying up-to-date on vaccinations is one effective strategy for lowering risk for COVID-19 infection.  

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

As of February 16, our COVID-19 Status Update has changed in frequency and is now published Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays except holidays. Because these updates are no longer published on consecutive days, the last column in each data table now reflects the change from last Status Update, not a change from the previous day. 

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

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update on March 18 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

30,349 

+61 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

160 

- 30 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

226 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

- 2  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update on March 18 

Percent of Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

98.0% 

+ 0.0% 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

92.0%  

+ 0.1%  

Marin residents age 5+ who have received a Booster/3rd Dose 

151,326 

+ 201 

Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

89% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update on March 18 

California Confirmed Cases 

8,465,358 

+ 15,349 

California Deaths 

87.485 

+ 291 

 

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