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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/30/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/09/2022

Update for August 9, 2022 includes: COVID-19 Community Level: Downgrading to Medium; Marin County now offering Novavax Vaccine; 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.

 

COVID-19 Community Level: Downgrading to Medium

Over the weekend, Marin County was downgraded to Medium in the CDC 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.

The CDC’s latest assessment showed that Marin’s cumulative 7-day case rate had reached 195.11 (per 100,000 people). This is the lowest rate since April 21, and the first time since April 28 that Marin’s case rate was below 200. This represents the end of the longest continuous interval of elevated community transmission since the start of the pandemic.

Marin County Public Health is cautiously optimistic that this signifies a reliable trend.

“This is good news, but it is too early to tell if this will be maintained because we are right on the border of high transmission,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer.

Public Health will not be issuing any revisions for altering its guidance at this time. The tools that have contributed to our progress, mainly vaccination and face coverings, are still important to maintaining the gains we have achieved. Hospitalization rates, while stable, have not declined yet.

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

MEDIUM

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended in indoor public transportation settings and may be required in other places: always check local regulations when traveling.

 

Marin County now offering Novavax Vaccine

The Novavax vaccine is now available at Marin County Public Health clinics at select locations in Marin.  Walk-in vaccinations are available!

The Novavax vaccine was recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July. Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the Novavax vaccine was developed using protein-based technology instead of mRNA technology. FDA-approved protein-based vaccines have been used widely for decades and include vaccines to prevent hepatitis B and shingles.

The Novavax vaccine was found to be 90% effective against mild, moderate, and severe disease in the company’s phase 3 clinical trial involving 30,000 participants ages 18 and older.

The Novavax vaccine is a viable first series option for unvaccinated adults 18 and older in Marin County. It is a two-dose primary series, with the second dose administered three weeks after the first.  Unfortunately, it is not yet authorized as a booster or as a vaccine for children 17 or younger.

Marin County Public Health locations offering the Novavax vaccine are listed on the Vaccine Finder webpage.  People can also contact their medial provider to see if their provider is offering Novavax. The MyTurn scheduling tool is expected to be updated to reflect Novavax availability by the end of August.

 

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 on August 5, 2022

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

40,150

+ 213

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)

407

- 18

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

28*

- 7

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

1*

- 1

*Today’s hospitalization data was unavailable due to a technical issue with CDPH’s hospitalization database. Standard data lag is one day; today’s data report is lagged by four days due to technical issue.

 

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