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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 08/23/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 23, 2021 includes an analysis of current surge; Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Full Federal Approval; Vaccine Event for Severely Immunocompromised Offered Again; 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.

 

Case Rates Plateau Due to Vaccination Rate

One of the top questions we’ve received lately is “when will this surge stop?”  While its difficult to pinpoint when the surge will be over, we can use data to monitor when the trajectory of the surge might change.

Here in Marin County, the average new cases per day have declined from 50 to 43 since August 1, and percent positivity has declined from 4.6 to 3.6. The rise over July has abated, but it’s too early to celebrate. Hospitalization rates have not declined. With more vaccinations and protective personal behaviors (mask wearing, hand washing, etc.) we can continue to drive down transmission in our community.

Our epidemiologists reviewed state data and found that communities with higher vaccination are experiencing less severe 4th wave surges than places with low vaccination rates. This makes sense, as the Delta variant finds fuel in unvaccinated people as it moves throughout a community. This chart shows that among California’s 58 counties, the magnitude of the surge in cases was much higher in counties with low vaccination rates.
Chart depicting increase in COVID-19 cases among highly vaccinated versus lower vaccinated communities.CHART: Average Percent Increase in County COVID-19 Case Rates per 100,000 Residents from 7/19 to 8/2 by Vaccine Coverage

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Full Federal Approval

Early this morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrated granted full approval for Pfizer vaccine in those 16 and up. This is a milestone decision as this is the first COVID-19 vaccine to obtain approval beyond the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and is based on months of data after the vaccine was rolled out under emergency use, with millions of doses showing its highly safe and highly effective.

"Today's announcement by our federal partners underscores the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and comes at a critical juncture as many of our communities are grappling with increasing cases fueled by the faster spreading Delta variant," Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer, said in a statement. "For weeks we have watched cases go up at an alarming pace among individuals who are not vaccinated while the vaccinated are largely protected, especially against severe and long-term illness. We know the vaccines work. We know vaccines are safe. We know they save lives. If you are not vaccinated, let this be the milestone that gets you there.”

This approval is especially important for those who were waiting to see how the vaccine performed after it rolled out to everyone. Marin County Public Health stands ready to vaccinate anyone who was on the fence, waiting for full approval. Find a vaccine site near you by visiting GetVaccinatedMarin.org.

 

Vaccine Event for Severely Immunocompromised Offered Again   

Over the weekend, Marin County Public Health and Safeway Pharmacies provided an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 834 individuals who identify as being severely immunocompromised. This special, one-day event was held for Marin residents with weakened immune systems due to cancer treatment, stem cell or organ transplant, advanced HIV infection, or because they take medication that suppresses their immune system.

In Marin, approximately 10,000 residents meet that criterion. These people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because their immune systems couldn’t fully respond to the initial vaccines and they had a much lower anti-body response than other groups. As such, this population is more likely to become infected with COVID-19, even after vaccination, compared with similarly vaccinated but otherwise healthy individuals. They are also more likely to become severely ill due to COVID-19.

Safeway Pharmacies and Marin Public Health will hold a second event to offer an additional dose of vaccine to eligible people who were unable to attend last weekend’s event. Appointments are strongly encouraged; vaccine seekers should bring their COVID-19 vaccination card, medical/insurance card (if they have one) and be prepared to attest that they are severely immunocompromised.

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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

13,734

+21

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

499

-37

Total Cumulative Deaths

187

+0 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

19

+1

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

4

-1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose

213,046 

485

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

95.4% 

+ 0.2% 

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

88.2% 

+ 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

731

+ 1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

8

+ 1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

6

 + 1

Facility Patient Deaths

135

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

72.2%

 + 0.0%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

4,123,250

+ 10,274

California Deaths

64,677

+ 3

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

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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