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COVID-19 Status Update for 05/06/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for May 6 includes COVID-19 rental assistance opportunities for tenants and landlords; upcoming forum on mental health and pandemic fatigue; funding to support COVID-19 related funerals; and… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 04/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 16 includes a reduction in COVID-19 cases among LatinX residents; Monitoring local “Breakthrough” cases; An opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine; 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.

 

Marin Witnesses Reduction in COVID-19 Cases Among LatinX Residents

As the Marin community prepares for a possible move to Tier 4 (“yellow status”) on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Marin Public Health is reflecting on the considerable progress the community has made over the past few months.

Marin County’s progression towards the yellow tier is primarily due to reductions in cases among our Latinx residents, following concerted strategies to vaccinate residents in low income essential worker communities. While making up 16% of Marin county's population, people who identify and Hispanic or Latino make up 54% of all cases. Since the beginning of April, however, this pattern has reversed, with fewer cases among LatinX residents than their white counterparts in Marin. Today, 96 percent of LatinX residents above age 65 have been vaccinated with at least one dose, the highest rate of any group. [View data]

The success in removing barriers to vaccine is partly due to aggressive outreach strategies guided by the Marin County Vaccination Community Advisory Board, made up of representatives from vulnerable communities.

 

 

Public Health Monitoring Local “Breakthrough” Cases

Marin’s vaccination progress is well underway, with more than 72% of residents over the age of 16 already vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine.  While Marin’s immunity levels are growing day-by-day, Marin Public Health is continuing to watch for rare breakthrough cases.

A “breakthrough” case is anyone who has a positive COVID-19 test two weeks or later after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The CDC reports that vaccine breakthrough cases are expected.  COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However, no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing illness and there’s a very small chance that people who are fully vaccinated could get sick with COVID-19. However, when they do occur, COVID-19 breakthrough cases are usually milder, shorter in duration and less likely to lead to hospitalization or death.

Vaccine breakthrough cases occur in only a small percentage of vaccinated persons. As of April 2, more than 80,000 people in Marin County had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 21 breakthrough cases (or 0.02%) identified. Nationwide, more than 75 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated, and only 5,814 reports (or 0.007%) of breakthrough infections. To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in the case demographics or vaccine characteristics among people with reported vaccine breakthrough infections.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective. CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them.  Find yours at GetVaccinatedMarin.org.

 

 

Get Vaccinated Marin: Appointments Available for Residents Age 16 & Over

The long-awaited day is here: everyone in Marin County, age 16 and older, is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of occupation or medical history.

If you are ready to make your appointment, visit Marin Public Health’s appointment webpage to book an appointment at Marin Center, Kerner Health and Wellness Campus, or Larkspur Ferry Terminal.  Or view a list of other vaccine providers in Marin County. Providers are opening new appointments multiple times per week, including next-day appointments.

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If you still have questions about the vaccine, we invite you attend one of our upcoming webinars where you can learn more about the vaccines and getting vaccinated, and the truth about some myths and misinformation.  The webinars are offered in English and Spanish each week through May 27.

 

Q&A in English:  Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m.

  -  Join on your computer or smartphone: https://tinyurl.com/4z85kxf2

  -  Call (408) 638-0968 and use meeting code 9948 0065 846#

  -  View Event flyer

 

Q&A in Spanish: Every Thursday, 11 a.m.

  -  Join on your computer or smartphone: https://tinyurl.com/yhkxss5z

  -  Or call (408) 638-0968 and use meeting code 9948 0065 846#

  -  View event flyer

 

 

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 Tuesday #

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

11,610

+ 6

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

116

- 2

Total Cumulative Deaths

179

+ 0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

374

+ 0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

3

- 1

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

2

+ 0

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

427,235

N/A*

*Testing numbers were not available at time of publication due to an issue with the state database.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from LAST Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

151,966

+ 2,080

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

72.5

+1.0%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

713

- 1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

2

+ 0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

3

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths

134

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

74.9%

0%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,611,349

+ 2,451

California Deaths

59,587

+ 79

 

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

Business Reopening Guidelines

Archive of past status updates

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Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help: contact our COVID-19 Response Team or by phone at (415) 473-7191, Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM.

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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