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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-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.


Public Health Hosts Back-to-School Town Halls

Marin County Public Health kicked off a series of forums for the safe return to school with a Public Health Update for School Leaders yesterday. The online update included input from Dr. Matt Willis and Dr. Lisa Santora to help school superintendents, principals and staff prepare for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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SAVE THE DATE:  A second forum, COVID-19 Public Health Update for the School Community, will take place Monday, August 15 at 4:00pm. This forum will be for parents, teachers, staff, administrators, students and community members. The presentation will be recorded. Live Spanish translation will be available.

How to participate:

  • Online:  ID: 883 4879 8206  Passcode: 273959
  • By phone: (408) 638-0968; ID: 883 4879 8206; Passcode: 273959

Submit questions in advance:


Wastewater Surveillance isn’t just for COVID-19 Anymore

Marin County Public Health is building on the surveillance systems put in place for monitoring COVID-19 to monitor monkeypox levels in our community. A Stanford University –based initiative, WastewaterSCAN, is helping Marin and other Bay Area counties monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox, and seasonal viruses like the flu. 

People infected with monkeypox are likely to shed the virus in their urine and feces, as well as from lesions and oral secretions. This makes Monkeypox a good candidate for monitoring in wastewater.

If a wastewater sample tests positive, this suggests that there is at least one person infected with the monkeypox virus within the facility catchment area.  

Monkeypox viral DNA has been detected by in several sites in the Bay Area and Northern California. Wastewater collection sites sampling for both SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox viruses in Marin have detected monkeypox in Marin during the same period as our first clinical cases were diagnosed.

WastewaterSCAN began this testing in mid-June and is now providing this same service across the country. Data is available via WastewaterSCAN and publichealth.verily.comLearn more about WastewaterSCAN.


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. 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.


Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County




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


+ 186

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)


- 19

Total Cumulative Deaths


+ 2*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations (including incidental cases)


- 1

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census


- 2

* 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


+ 0.2%

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.


+ 0.2%

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


+ 0.2%

* 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


+ 56

Positive Patients at Facilities current


+ 13

Positive Staff at Facilities current


 - 3

Facility Patient Deaths


+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths


 - 0.5%

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases


+ 101,608

California Deaths


+ 293


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