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COVID-19 Status Update for 05/24/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 05/10/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for May 10, 2022 includes: What is CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level?; Current Case Trends – Masks Continue to Reduce Risk of Infection; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published two 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. 

 

What is CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level? 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised the main method for evaluating COVID-19 burden at the county level. “Community Level” considers both case rates and the burden of hospitalizations, as a combined metric, and ranks counties as Low (green), Medium (yellow), or High (red). Marin County shifted from the Low to Medium level two weeks ago.  

The prior CDC metric, “Community Transmission,” was based on case rates alone. The CDC’s shift to Community Level is consistent with Marin’s primary focus on hospitalizations and deaths to drive pandemic strategy and policy. Marin County Public Health communications will increasingly reference CDC Community Levels, as a more comprehensive measure than Community Transmission.

 CDC COVID-19 Community Level Tracker 

 

Current Case Trends – Masks Continue to Reduce Risk of Infection  

COVID-19 case rates are rising in Marin County and across the Bay Area. In response, some jurisdictions or settings are issuing temporary mask mandates.  

Marin County Public Health recognizes masks are an important tool in our pandemic toolbox, especially in high-risk settings and for those at highest risk for serious illness. While no mask mandates are planned, public health reminds residents and employers that a properly worn mask reduces risk of infection. Decisions regarding face covering should be made by residents and institutions based on risk profile and local conditions. The most effective tool to protect against serious illness is vaccination. 

 

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 – May 13 & 14   

  • Albert J. Boro Community Center 
    (In Art Room) 
    San Rafael – May 10 

  • Bolinas Community Center     
    Bolinas– May 11 

  • West Marin Community Services 
    (Pt. Reyes Food Pantry) 
    Point Reyes – May 12 

  • Marin Community Clinics   
    (In the Breezeway)   
    San Rafael – May 12 

  • Kerner Clinic   
    San Rafael – May 14 

  • Nave Shopping Center 
    (next to Grocery Outlet) 
    Novato – May 14 

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.   

 

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 Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 3-4 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 on May 6, 2022 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

32,445* 

+280 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

574 

+71 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

12 

+0 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+0  

* While we’re seeing an uptick in cases, this overall increase in new cases reported today is partially due to a change in how cases are reported. Positive antigen cases from facilities are now included in our reporting.

Resource Link Library 

What to do if...  

You’ve tested Positive | You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 
 

Online Resources 

Vaccine locations | Booster Information | Free COVID-19 testing |  

Marin COVID-19 Data | State COVID-19 Data | State Race & Ethnicity Data   

State Variant Data | CDC Community Transmission Data 

 
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