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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 09/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 16, 2021 includes Dr. Santora Explains Boosters Versus Third Doses; What Can You Do to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation; What’s the Fuss About Variants; 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.  

 

Dr. Santora Explains Boosters Versus Third Doses    

There have been continued questions in the community about the difference between third doses and boosters in the context of COVID-19 vaccines. Our Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Lisa Santora provides some clarity to those who are unclear about the differences between the two. 

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE (ENGLISH) 

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE (SPANISH) 

 

What Can You Do to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation? 

The first Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 vaccine was given in December of last year. Since that time, there has been conflicting information about the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccines. How do you separate truth from misinformation?  

Here are some tried and true recommendations to make sure you stay informed with the right information: 

  • Check the source – Look at what is being said. Is it “just the facts” or is it biased? Trusted sources rely on sharing science-driven data, not emotionally charged rhetoric. 
  • Check the date – This virus was first identified in late 2019. Since that time, our knowledge base of the virus has increased and changed as the breadth of science-based knowledge has increased. Something that was published in the early days of the pandemic may no longer be accurate. 
  • Check the data and the motive – Is the information ‘clickbait’ or is it supported by science?  

For more information, visit the CDC How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation webpage

 

What’s the Fuss About Variants 

Delta’s rate of transmission, or R0, is the reason behind the dramatic increase in the prevalence of the Delta variant since it was first it was first identified in December 2020. The rate of transmission for the original strain of COVID-19 was between 2 – 3 and it is between 5 – 9 for Delta. What this means is a person infected with the original strain would infect an average of 2 or 3 people and each person infected with the Delta variant is likely to infect between 5 to 9 people. 

What does this mean for Marin County? The most recent prevalence of variants of Sars-CoV-2 data in Marin shows the Delta variant makes up 100% of the specimens sent to the lab for sequencing. Nationally, the combined proportion of cases attributed to Delta is currently estimated to be greater than 99%.  

View the CDC video below to find out What You Need to Know About Variants. 

 

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 

14,503  

+ 33 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

296 

- 4  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

190 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

17  

+ 1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

5  

- 1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

216,804  

+ 135 

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

97.1%  

+ 0.1%  

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

90.4%  

+ 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 

745 

+ 1 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

10 

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

- 1 

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 

4,387,926 

+ 7,360 

California Deaths 

67,187 

+ 186 

 

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.  

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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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