Skip to main content

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 09/17/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 17, 2021 includes The Scoop on Boosters; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

Para leer esta página en español, desplácese hacia arriba y haga clic en el enlace que dice "Translate" (Traducir) y elija "Spanish" (español). 


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.  

 

The Scoop on Boosters:

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBAC) recommended the FDA issue Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Pfizer for people 65 and older or those at risk of serious disease — six months after completing their first dose. Authorizations for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson/ Janssen booster doses are expected to be considered by the FDA later this year.  

VRBAC’s recommendation is the first in a multi-step authorization and recommendation process.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will be meeting September 22-23 to vote on recommendations for booster doses. If ACIP recommends boosters, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will conduct an independent review for use in California.  

Locally, Marin County will align booster distribution priorities with the Association of Bay Area Health Officers (ABAHO). Upon FDA authorization and CDC & California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendation, Marin County Public Health will prioritize booster distribution to Marin’s most vulnerable residents:  residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) and older adults > 75 years old.  Throughout the pandemic, these groups had the highest rate of severe disease, hospitalization, and death.   

The current COVID-19 vaccine continues to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the Delta variant.  

 

For more information:  

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot | CDC
ACIP COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | CDC 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

Much of our counties’ success in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, stems from the availability of free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in our area. To this end, our Dining Under the Lights clinic has been brought back for a limited time due to popular demand. 

For those who are eligible, but not yet vaccinated, there are numerous free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Marin County.  

Some of the following one-day pop-up clinic locations require an online appointment; others are open for walk-ups. All are open to anyone age 12 & older:   

  • Friday, September 17 – Nave Shopping Center, Novato  
  • Saturday, September 18 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael  
  • Monday, September 20 – Goodman Building Supply, Mill Valley 
  • Tuesday, September 21 – Coastal Health Alliance, Pt. Reyes 
  • Wednesday, September 22 – Grocery Outlet, San Rafael 
  • Thursday, September 23 – Dining Under the Lights, San Rafael (Back by popular demand!) 

Visit our Vaccine Finder page for more dates. Other options to receive your COVID-19 vaccine include: 

  • Local pharmacies like CVSWalgreensRiteAid, and others offer same-day vaccine appointments. 
  • Marin County Public Health has developed an online form for requesting a no-cost visit from the mobile vaccination team. This form was designed to make it even easier for all residents to be fully vaccinated. Its intended use is for:  
    • Businesses can request pop-up vaccination clinics at the workplace to vaccinate employees.  
    • Homebound individuals and their loved ones can request a visit to the home for vaccination.  
    • Hospitals and healthcare providers can make a home vaccination request on behalf of their patients.  
    • Long term care facilities can request on site mobile vaccination units for staff and residents. 

 

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 

14,536  

+33 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

307 

+11 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

190 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

16  

-1  

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 

216,913  

+ 109 

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

97.1%  

+ 0.0%  

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

90.5%  

+ 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 

749 

+ 4 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

14 

+ 4 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

 + 0 

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 

4,397,469 

+ 9,543 

California Deaths 

67,358 

+ 171 

 

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.  

Spread the Word 

How your friends and family can receive these updates: 

Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications        

Subscribe online to receive email notifications 

Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!