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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 08/13/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 13, 2021 includes Feds Approve Booster Shots, State Approval Pending; Marin Reports First Death Among Vaccinated Residents; 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.  

 

Feds Approve Booster Shots; State Approval Pending 

This week, forward progress was made in authorizing both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as booster doses for people who are immunocompromised. On August 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorization, and today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to recommend the booster approach.  

Now that the FDA and CDC have granted authorization, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will convene to render an independent recommendation to authorize use in California. Once they make their recommendation, we will look to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide approval and guidance on clinical considerations. 

Boosters will not be administered at any Marin County community-based clinic until the State’s guidance is received. Marin County Public Health will provide an update to the community as soon as booster doses become available for people who are immunocompromised. (Continue reading

 

Marin Reports First Death Among Vaccinated Residents 

On Thursday, a vaccinated Marin County resident in their late 70s passed away due to complications from COVID-19.  

Among Marin County’s 187 total recorded COVID-19 deaths, this is the first in a vaccinated individual. Death from COVID-19 among vaccinated individuals is rare, making up less than 1 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the state of California. The risk for severe illness or death post vaccination is highest in individuals whose immune systems are weakened, either by a pre existing condition or older age.  

Vaccinations remain our most effective tool in preventing severe illness and death. COVID-19 mortality in Marin has dropped more than twenty fold since January after the wide uptake of vaccines. Currently over 95 percent of residents over age 65 are vaccinated.  

We send our condolences to loved ones and urge our residents to focus on community wellbeing: get vaccinated if you haven’t already and make smart choices for safer interactions, such as wearing a mask in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status, staying home when sick, and limiting celebrations to outdoor environments, especially while the Delta variant continues to circulate in the Bay Area.  

Marin County Public Health will not release any additional identifying information about the person for the privacy of the decedent’s family. The death of this individual was reported in local news late yesterday, after our August 12 Status Update issue had been published. Therefore it was not reported yesterday, but is included in today’s COVID-19 data update.  

 

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 

13,312

+87

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

528

+45

Total Cumulative Deaths 

187 

+1 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

10  

+0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

211,073 

+ 178 

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

94.5%  

+ 0.1%  

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

87.4%  

+ 0.1%  

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

76%  

+ 0%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

726 

+ 7 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

12 

+ 7 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

16 

 -1 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

72.2% 

 - 0.4% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

3,994,271 

+ 14,099 

California Deaths 

64,098 

+ 61 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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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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