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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/02/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 2, 2022 includes:  Protecting Shelter Residents; "Triple-demic" Update; CDC Transmission Level Change; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/29/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 29, 2022 includes COVID-19 Treatments Available for Marin Residents; Guidance for School End-of-Year Activities; Pediatric Vaccination Recap; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published 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. 

 

COVID-19 Treatments Available for Marin Residents  

Marin County Public Health (MCPH) is promoting awareness and access to potentially life-saving treatments for COVID-19 infections for residents who are at highest risk for severe outcomes.  

While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, ensuring access to therapeutics to treat the virus can reduce chance of severe illness, hospitalization, or death, when taken soon after symptom onset. An oral five-day course of Paxlovid, for example, has been shown to reduce hospitalization risk by 89% in higher-risk individuals when initiated within five days of symptom onset. 

As case rates rise, oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are increasingly available in Marin County by prescription from a health care provider. MCPH recommends that residents who are higher risk for serious outcomes should have home test kits available and test promptly for any COVID-19 symptoms and if positive, reach out to their medical provider to discuss a possible prescription for oral antiviral medication. Medical providers across the county are equipped to review with patients whether treatment is indicated and prescribe medication in one of several Marin pharmacies that carry COVID-19 treatment. Both testing and treatment are time sensitive to be fully effective.  

For more information, please review the news release or the COVID-19 Therapeutics webpage.  

 

Guidance for School End-of-Year Activities 

Marin County Public Health is monitoring a significant increase in school-related COVID-19 cases, including multiple outbreaks related to post-Spring Break exposures and attendance at indoor events and gatherings without masks. 

End-of-year school events and gatherings, including proms and graduation ceremonies, are significant and important life events for students and their families and friends. But attending a large event or gathering (> 50 persons), especially indoors and unmasked, increases the risk of COVID-19 exposure.   

Marin County Public Health recommends the following measures to decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreaks while celebrating these cherished occasions:  
 

  • TEST: Students and staff should complete a same-day, rapid antigen COVID-19 test prior to attending a large indoor event or gathering. If they test positive (regardless of symptoms), they should stay home and isolate
     

  • MONITOR: Students and staff who attend a large indoor event or gathering should monitor for symptoms and test for COVID-19 five days after the event or sooner if they develop symptoms. 

  • They should limit their contact with and wear a mask around persons who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness until they test negative 5 days after attending the event.  

  • VACCINATE (and be up-to-date): All eligible students and staff should get vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) before attending a higher risk event or gathering. 

Additionally, Marin County Public Health advises schools and event organizers that are hosting large indoor events and gatherings (> 50 persons) to consider: 
 

  • Requiring proof of a negative same-day antigen test to attend  
  • Requiring vaccine verification to attend  
  • Requiring masks indoors 

 

Pediatric Vaccination Recap 

On Monday, Marin Healthcare District hosted a virtual presentation focused on addressing questions and concerns around vaccinating our children. Featured speakers included Dr. Lisa Santora (MD Deputy Health Officer, Marin Public Health), Shandra Taylor (MS, CCLS Child Life Specialist), and Catherine Taylor (ARDMS President, “Ouchless ER” Project). We invite you to watch the recorded presentation below in the event you were unable to attend.    

 

Watch on YouTube 

 

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

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include: 

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates 
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents 
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents 
  • State COVID-19 Data 

Status updates are now published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates). 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

31,676 

+102 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

369 

-22 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

246 

+3*  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

9  

+4 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

0  

+0  

* Change from last Friday. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Week 

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. 

92.6% 

+ 0.1%  

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

154,840  

+ 590 

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. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Week 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

1,365 

+ 13 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

30 

-13 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

26 

 +10 

Facility Patient Deaths 

158 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

64.2% 

 -0.8% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from 

 Last Week 

California Confirmed Cases 

8,605,663 

+ 39,259 

California Deaths 

89,582 

+ 327 

 

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