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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 24, 2021 includes Boosters Ok’d for Older Adults, At Risk Groups; Healthcare and Care Facility Staff Advised to Get Flu Shot; and updated … Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 07/28/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for July 28, 2021 includes New Masking Guidance from the California Department of Public Health; Antibody Tests Do Not Equal Sure Immunity; 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.  

New Masking Guidance from California Department of Public Health    

In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and new CDC guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible and deadly Delta variant, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its Guidance for Face Coverings, recommending mask use for indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. 

The highly infectious Delta variant is present and active in our community and very adept at infecting those who are not fully vaccinated, making our unvaccinated residents more vulnerable than ever. We are seeing the highest transmission rates among indoor gatherings and urge you to follow the CDC and CDPH guidance to wear a mask indoors regardless of your vaccination status.  See CDPH’s news release for more details.  


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Antibody Tests ≠ Sure Immunity. 

We’ve received a number of questions from the public about antibody tests if and the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are a viable substitute for a vaccination.   

An antibody test looks for the presence of antibodies, which are proteins made in response to infections. Antibodies are detected in the blood of people who are tested after infection; they show the body’s efforts to fight off a specific infection. 

Researchers do not currently know whether the presence of antibodies means that you are fully immune to COVID-19. People who have received a COVID-19 vaccination are not recommended to receive an antibody test to determine whether they are immune or protected from COVID-19. 

It is still highly advised to get vaccinated as this is proven to be the best option for protecting oneself against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/ BioNTech and Moderna are highly effective in preventing people from developing coronavirus symptoms, including the Delta variant.  

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend any additional doses for any vaccine, nor have booster shots been authorized by the FDA. 

Reference: 

Antibody (Serology) Testing for COVID-19 (FDA) 

Using Antibody Tests for COVID-19 (CDC) 

Vaccine Benefits (CDC) 

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 

12,550  

+ 41 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

353 

+ 25  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

186 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

7  

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

0  

- 1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

207,807  

+ 203 

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

93.1%  

+ 0.1%  

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

86.0%  

+ 0.1%  

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

75%  

+ 1%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

716 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

- 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

 + 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

72.6% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

3,822,551 

+ 6,849 

California Deaths 

63,849 

+ 38 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.  

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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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