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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 08/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 16, 2021 includes Tomorrow: Public Health Update for the School Community; Third Dose Now Available for Those Who are Severely Immunocompromised; 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.  

 

Tomorrow: Public Health Update for the School Community  

With the 2021-2022 school year right around the corner, many families in our community may feel unclear about the current COVID-19 guidelines for Marin’s educational institutions. Tomorrow, August 17th from 1pm to 2pm, the Marin County Office of Education will be hosting a virtual forum to address any questions or concerns that parents might have before the first week of classes. The purpose of this event will be to provide clarity on the protocols and strategies that schools will take to ensure a safe environment for staff, students, and families. There will be a presentation highlighting the key points families must be aware of, and there will be time allotted at the end for a Q&A session to allow members of the community to participate and add to the conversation.  

The event will be hosted on Zoom. 

Zoom Details: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86928801113?pwd=K3VLcVVrRW5vZjB6bG5zSmw1U05wUT09 

  • Dial In: 408-6380968 
  • Webinar ID: 869 2880 1113 
  • Passcode: 759024 

Questions may be submitted in advance: 
RapidResponse@marinschools.org 

 

Third Doses Now Available for People Who Are Severely Immunocompromised 

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccination is now available for people who have a severely compromised immune system. Eligible individuals are encouraged to contact their primary healthcare provider for consideration of the additional dose. 

The CDC recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. This includes people who have completed a vaccination series with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna and have: 

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood 
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system 
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system 
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome) 
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection 
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response 

Not everyone who is considered immunocompromised will qualify for a third dose. A third dose is NOT authorized by the FDA for use in fully vaccinated people who are not moderately to severely immunocompromised, as defined by the CDC. People with diabetes, heart disease, or who are elderly are not considered to be moderately to severely immunocompromised unless they have another condition that causes them to be immunocompromised to the same extent as someone who had a solid organ transplant.  

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. For more information and a list of sample third dose vaccine locations, please see our Third Doses for Immunocompromised People webpage

 

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 

13,440 

+72 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

526 

+11 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

187 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

16  

+6  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

-1 

Note August 13 data correction, below.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

211,736  

+ 663 

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

94.8%  

+ 0.3%  

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

87.6%  

+ 0.2%  

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 

725* 

-1* 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

11 

-1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

14 

 -2 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

72.2% 

 + 0.0% 

*The number for cumulative cases at facilities decreased by one after our epidemiology team discovered a case that was added on August 12 was not actually a facilities case.  

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,033,659 

+ 11,437 

California Deaths 

64,194 

+ 11 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

DATA CORRECTION: August 13, 2021 

The Friday, August 13 issue of the Marin County COVID-19 Status Update inaccurately reported the cumulative case count and the active case count as 13,225 and 483, respectively. For Friday, August 13, the cumulative case count was 13,312 and active case count was 528. The online version of the August 13 status update has been updated to reflect the correct numbers.  

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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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