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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/02/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 2, 2021 includes Bay Area Counties Require Masking Indoors for Everyone; Reduce Your Risk; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/08/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 8 includes the answer to the question “Do I need to wear a mask now that vaccines are here?,” and updated local 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.

 

Post-Vaccine: Do I need to wear a mask? (Spoiler alert: YES)

We’ve received several inquires about whether masks are necessary now that vaccinations are underway in Marin.

The CDC’s website warns, “we’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19,” and recommends everyone continue wearing masks in public places until researchers confirm the long-term efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against new variants. Also, in the State of California, masks are still required outside of the home, regardless of your vaccination status.

The Cleveland Clinic offers some additional reasons why you should not throw away those masks as soon as you get your shot:

  1. It takes times for the vaccine to kick-in. You won’t reach the nearly 95% effectiveness rate until two weeks after your second-dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. After the first dose, you do get a partial immune response, which is good news, but it doesn’t mean you’re immediately protected the minute the needle goes in your arm. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your single dose.
  2. We still need to protect those with compromised immune systems and those who cannot be vaccinated. We know that people with chronic medical conditions (like heart disease and cancer) are at risk for developing a severe case of COVID-19. And since this population wasn’t involved in clinical trials, we can’t assume that they’ll have the same effectiveness rate. It’s also recommended that if you’ve had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine, you shouldn’t get it. If you had an allergic reaction to the first dose, the CDC doesn’t recommend getting the second dose either. If you’re fully vaccinated, it’s recommended to steer clear of those considered high-risk who are not vaccinated.
  3. There are still limited doses of the vaccine. Experts say that 80% of the population will need to vaccinated to reach herd immunity. While Marin has reached 40% full vaccinated (and 60% with at least one dose) we are making good progress.  However, the vaccine supply chain is still volatile, and it could take us until the end of Summer 2021 to reach the 80% fully vaccinated mark.

Remember, until we reach heard immunity, vaccines are just one tool in our pandemic busting toolkit and are most effective when used in combination with wearing a mask, watching your distance and washing your hands.

 

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

11,536

+ 17

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

126

+ 5

Total Cumulative Deaths

178

0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

360

0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

3

- 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

1

+ 1

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

417,400

+ 925

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from LAST Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

137,216

+ 4,229

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

64.7% 

+ 2.0% 

 

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

1

0

Facility Patient Deaths

133

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

74.7%

- 1.3%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,588,152

+ 2,093

California Deaths

58,788

+ 129

Other Marin County Data Dashboards:

 

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.

 

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 Vaccine

Current Health Orders

Face Coverings & Masks

Volunteer Opportunities

Donation Options

Business Reopening Guidelines

Archive of past status updates

 

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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