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COVID-19 Status Update for 06/29/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for June 29 includes clarifying the use of face coverings in doors 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.

 

Face Coverings: What’s the Status in Marin?

We’ve received several questions from the public about the use of face coverings indoors, especially after recent recommendations from World Health Organization (WHO) and Los Angeles County. Here is some background on those recommendations and where Marin stands on the topic.

On June 25th, WHO advised everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to continue the use of masks as a means of preventing infection by the coronavirus. As the Centers for Disease Control has maintained its stance that masks are not necessary indoors or outdoors for vaccinated individuals, WHO has expressed the need to exercise caution in light of the rapidly spreading Delta variant. This highly infectious version of the coronavirus has been identified in 85 countries and the US has experienced a large number of cases in the past two weeks. Currently, the Delta variant constitutes one in five cases of the coronavirus in the US.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) has since issued a statement recommending the use of masks indoors in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Grocery or retail stores, theatres, family entertainment centers, and workplaces where the vaccination status of everyone isn’t confirmed are spaces where masks are highly encouraged. While the vaccine has been proven to be highly effective, LADPH stresses that wearing masks is still a necessary precaution.

What is Marin’s stance? At this time, Marin County Public Health is not changing its guidance for the use of face coverings and masks. Marin remains aligned with the California Department of Public Health’s guidance.  WHO’s and LADPH’s statements reflect a different COVID-19 experience than we see here. Unlike Los Angeles and many other areas of the world, Marin is fortunate to have a high vaccination rate (thanks to our community for choosing to be vaccinated!). Our growing level of community immunity is helping to keep new COVID-19 cases and related spread to a minimum. In addition, Marin has the ability to conduct whole genome sequencing on a larger proportion of cases, leading to a greater awareness of where the Delta variant may be circulating in our cities and towns.  To help us maintain this positive momentum, please encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated! Details about the vaccine and vaccination locations can be found at GetVaccinatedMarin.org.

 

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

11,995

+ 9

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

48

+ 4

Total Cumulative Deaths

184

+ 0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

388

+ 0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

2

+ 2 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

1

+ 1

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

501,376

+ 405

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose

202,884

+ 149

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose

90.8% 

+ 0.0% 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series.

83.2% 

+ 0.1% 

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

72% 

+ 1% 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

713

+ 0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

0

+ 0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

0

 + 0

Facility Patient Deaths

135

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

73.4%

 + 0.0%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,714,813

+ 762

California Deaths

62,999

+ 5

Other Local and State 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:

 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources.

 

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