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COVID-19 Status Update for 07/30/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for July 30, 2021 includes Planning to Travel? Be COVID Aware; … Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 03/26/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 26 includes a Spring Break travel advisory; tips for a safer Easter gatherings; 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.

 

Can’t Wait to Travel? Consider the Risks

Word to the wise about making out-of-town spring break or other travel plans over the next few months: Infectious diseases like COVID-19 love to come along for the ride.

Also, with springtime observances such as Passover, Easter and Ramadan coming , remember that maintaining precautions against large gatherings will prevent a resurgence of the virus.

Even with nearly half of Marin County residents vaccinated with at least one shot, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and Marin County Public Health are all aligned with longstanding warnings against travel and gatherings – that refraining from big social affairs and remaining at home and restricting trips is the best way to end the pandemic.

The increasing prevalence of virus variants that are more contagious or more lethal across the nation and globe is travel related risk. Travel puts both the traveler and the community they return to at risk of infection. 

“If you have the travel bug, remember that COVID-19 is a travel bug,” said Dr Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “Stay local.  The last thing we need to do is import variants into our community.”

Local public health officials have already seen the impact on non-essential travel among club sports teams.  Local teams have traveled to distant parts of California or even outside of the state to participate in tournaments. This has resulted in an increase of COVID-19 cases among youth athletes, and exposures to family members. This affects local schools, as COVID-19 cases can require closures of classrooms for quarantine.

“We’ve made so much progress in the past two months: vaccination rates are increasing, and infection rates are declining,” added Willis. “Our goal should be to hold on to those gains, and not let down our guard.”

The CDC’s Know Your Travel Risk webpage includes important reminders under the caveat that any travel is not recommended at this time of the pandemic. If you must travel, take steps to protect yourself and others:

  • If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Those adhering to the advice and staying close to home still need to consider restrictions on in-person gatherings, too. Currently, the California Department of Public Health recommending moving gatherings outside, where air circulation is better. Otherwise, indoor gatherings should be no more than 2 hours in length and with no more than three different households who remain masked. Additional considerations for safe holiday travel and gatherings can be found on Marin Public Health’s Celebrate Safely webpage.

Health officials note that when vaccination rates reach 80 percent of residents, some restrictions and travel and gatherings may be further relaxed. As supplies increase residents are encouraged to obtain their vaccine when eligible. Visit GetVaccinatedMarin.org for latest updates on eligibility and availability of appointments.

 

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

11,393

+ 34

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

165

+ 14

Total Cumulative Deaths

173

+ 1

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

349

+ 2

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

10

0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

4

- 1

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

399,217

+ 1,424

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

113,354

+ 2,739

Percent of Marin population age 16+ who have received at least one dose

53.4%

+ 1.2%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

710

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

0

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

2

0

Facility Patient Deaths

132

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

76.3%

-0.4 %

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,555,915

+ 2,608

California Deaths

57,336

+ 245

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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