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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/18/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 18, 2021 includes Upcoming Spanish Public Health Update hosted by Marin County Office… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 09/15/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 15, 2021 includes Recap of “Public Health Update for School Community;” National Preparedness Month: Wildfires & COVID-19; 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.  

 

Recap of “Public Health Update for School Community” 

Dr. Lisa Santora and Marin Superintendent of Schools provide an update on the return to schools, current case rates and trends in classrooms, new policies for extracurricular activities, rapid antigen testing for schools, and the future of pediatric vaccinations.  

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

 

National Preparedness Month: Wildfires & COVID-19   

During the month of September we observe National Preparedness Month (NPM) to inform the public on how it properly respond to disasters in their area. Last week we offered ways to update your “go-bag” to make it COVID-ready during an emergency.  

This week we’d like to dive into the topic of wildfires. As you are aware, we are in the midst of wildfire smoke season while also protecting ourselves against COVID-19. As firefighters are working tirelessly to put out fires in our state, we are all experiencing different levels of wildfire smoke exposure. Wildfire smoke can effect each person differently and in some cases the side-effects may be confused with COVID-19 symptoms.  

Wildfire smoke exposure and COVID-19 symptoms have some similarities: In both cases someone may experience a sore throat, difficulty breathing, or a dry cough. Symptoms that are more commonly found in wildfire smoke exposure include burning eyes and irritated sinuses. Chills, body aches, and diarrhea can be associated with COVID-19 but not with wildfire smoke exposure. Here is more information regarding COVID-19 symptoms.  

If you are experiencing symptoms but aren’t sure whether it’s wildfire smoke exposure or COVID-19, it’s advised to use a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Self-Checker or contact your healthcare provider to see if an additional test is needed. Local testing options can be found on our testing page

There are ways we can protect ourselves from wildfire smoke and COVID-19 at the same time:  

  • Get vaccinated: By getting fully vaccinated you are substantially reducing your risk of COVID-19 infection. Wildfire smoke exposure can weaken our immune system so bolstering our line of defense via a vaccination makes sense. Additionally, if you are fully vaccinated and experience symptoms it will be easier to determine if it’s smoke exposure.  
  • Wear a mask: If you are in a place where there is poor air quality and a high congregation of people, then a mask will protect your lungs from smoke and also protect against the Delta variant. A useful resource for checking air quality is Air Now.  
  • Choose places with excellent air ventilation: Proper ventilation  removes smoke and virus particles from the air we breathe, thus creating a safer environment.  
  • Plan ahead: Be aware of the air quality and risk of COVID-19 in the places you visit. Carry extra masks, water, and necessary supplies to protect against COVID-19 and wildfire smoke.  

Remember, in case of emergencies, that that communication is key to a successful outcome. Sign up to receive emergency alerts and subscribe to our Status Updates to receive the latest information on Marin’s pandemic response. 

For more information, visit these resource pages:  

ReadyMarin: Plan and Prepare  
FireSafeMarin: Evacuation Go Kit 

 

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 

14,479 

+28 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

300 

-6 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

190 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

16 

+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 

216,669 

+ 145 

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

97.0%  

+ 0.0%  

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

90.3%  

+ 0.1%  

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

78%  

+ 0%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

744 

+ 1 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

10 

+ 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

 + 2 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

71.1% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,380,566 

+ 7760 

California Deaths 

67,001 

+ 188 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor 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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