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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/05/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 5, 2022 includes: Public Health Hosts Back-to-School Town Halls; Wastewater Surveillance isn’t just for COVID-19 Anymore; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 07/29/2022

Update for July 29, 2022 includes: VIDEO: Fighting Parallel Pandemics; MMRC to Help Provide Infection Control Education to Residential Care Facilities; COVID-19 Testing: Frequent Testing Prevents Outbreaks; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; 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.

 

Fighting Parallel Pandemics

As monkeypox and COVID-19 cases climb, Dr. Matt Willis explains how the two viruses differ, and how the COVID response informs the monkeypox response.  Watch on youtube

Visit MarinHHS.org/monkeypox for more information about Monkeypox and Marin’s response.

 

MMRC to Help Provide Infection Control Education to Residential Care Facilities

Marin County Public Health (MCPH) is engaging with Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) volunteers to launch a new program for supporting our long-term care facilities to achieve excellence in infection control and prevention. MCPH will provide education and training to MMRC volunteers who will serve as ambassadors to our long-term care facilities, providing onsite training and education for facility staff. Topics that the volunteers will learn about and then teach include the basics of infection prevention, universal and standard precautions, transmission based precautions and environmental hygiene. In time we hope to share our progress and highlight our strongest facility partners.

MMRC is an all-volunteer medical team made up of licensed healthcare providers. Volunteers are on standby to support the County of Marin with all types of emergencies and are actively engaged in community education and outreach. MMRC has been a valued partner throughout the pandemic, providing vaccinations and testing support to our most vulnerable populations.

Marin Medical Reserve Corps continues to recruit licensed clinicians throughout Marin County to support our pandemic response. Visit MarinHHS.org/MMRC for more information on how to register.

 

 

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 and test-to-treat 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.

Woman administering self-test with the phrase "report your self test results"

 

 

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.

Location:

Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County

HIGH

 

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

39,532

+ 203

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)

494

+ 13

Total Cumulative Deaths

256

+ 0*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations (including incidental cases)

40

+ 12

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

3

+ 1

* Change from last Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Today’s Report Change from Last Week

Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

97.3% 

+ 0.3%

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.

90.7%*

+ 0.4%

Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose

65.3%*

+ 0.4%

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: Today’s Report Change from Last Week

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

1,973

+ 44

Positive Patients at Facilities current

71

- 10

Positive Staff at Facilities current

63

 - 12

Facility Patient Deaths

165**

+ 1**

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

64.5%**

 + 0.4%**

**One “new” facility deaths were reported as part of Marin’s total death count over the past few weeks.  However, facility classification was not confirmed until today.

State COVID-19 data: Today’s Report Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases

9,922,718

+ 117,915

California Deaths

92,763

+ 294

 

Resource Link Library

What to do if...

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

Online Resources

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