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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/05/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 06/24/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for June 24, 2022 includes: Access to Treatment for COVID-19 is Expanding in Marin; Reminder: Microbusiness Grant Application Deadline Approaching; Pediatric Vaccines Underway; COVID-19 Testing: Frequent Testing Prevents Outbreaks; Data Correction; 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. 

 

Access to Treatment for COVID-19 is Expanding in Marin 

If you have COVID-19, medicines can reduce your risk for severe illness. If you test positive and have any symptoms, ask your doctor about getting treatment with one of the available antiviral treatments. Treatment will be determined at the advice of a medical provider. Individuals that may qualify include: 

There are several testing locations that can connect you with available treatments. Treatment is available to individuals who qualify, including those without insurance. Visit our COVID-19 Treatment webpage or the CDPH COVID-19 Treatment page for more information about COVID-19 treatment and a list of testing providers offering access to COVID-19 treatments.   

 

Reminder: Microbusiness Grant Application Deadline Approaching 

Marin County microbusinesses with fewer than five full-time employees may apply for $2,500 grants through a partnership dedicated to assisting the economy through the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The support is in the form of tax-free grants. The funds must be used for payment of business debts, new equipment, costs from business interruptions, and other criteria listed on the program website. 

Types of microbusinesses that may be eligible include artists and musicians, childcare providers, construction workers, food vendors, hair stylists, nail technicians, “handyman” providers, house cleaners, gardeners, and landscapers. 

The Marin Microbusiness Grant Program is funded by the State of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate, known as CalOSBA. The County of Marin, the Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Dominican University of California are partnering on program oversight. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.  

More information: 

Pediatric Vaccines Underway 

Since Wednesday, June 22, Marin County residents age 6 months to five years are finally gaining the protection of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is being offered in pediatric practices and dedicated vaccine clinics across Marin. There have been no adverse events in the first three days of the vaccine roll out, and over the coming week more clinics will be offering the vaccine to children to meet the demand. To find appointment visit GetVaccinatedMarin.org
 

COVID-19 Testing: Frequent Testing Prevents Outbreaks 

Testing remains an important tool in identifying and isolating infected individuals as soon as possible in order to prevent spread to others. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, get tested as soon as possible. Or, if are you a close contact of someone who is COVID positive, follow Isolation and Quarantine guidance, monitor for symptoms, and Get a COVID-19 test 5 days after your exposure.  

Where to get tested 
Our testing webpage provides a list of all COVID-19 test providers in Marin. You can find details about types of tests offered, costs, insurance coverage, and even testing locations for people without insurance.   

Get an at-home test
Visit COVIDtests.gov or call 1-800-275-8777 to request up to 8 free tests per household. Or, visit FindACovidTest.org for a list of online retailers. If you’ve tested positive with an at-home test, there is no need to confirm the result with a PCR test. Treat a positive as a positive, regardless of the type of test used, and remember to report your result with our self-test reporting form

 

Data Correction 

On June 17, 2022, the COVID-19 Status Update Data Update reported 250 deaths and a 0 change since the previous report. While the death count was correct, the “change since last status update” figure should have been 3. The online version of that report has been updated to reflect the correct figure. Thank you for your understanding.  

 

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 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 

36,868 

+ 277 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

729 

- 10 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

253 

+ 0*  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

19  

- 3 

Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 (non-incidental patients) 

- 2 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

2  

+ 1 

* 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. 

93.3% 

+ 0.1%  

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

162,661  

+ 832 

Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

90%* 

+ 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 

1749 

+ 36 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

63 

- 9 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

78 

+ 4 

Facility Patient Deaths 

159 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

62.9% 

+ 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from  
Last Week 

California Confirmed Cases 

9,312,854 

+ 112,912 

California Deaths 

91,420 

+ 180 

 

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