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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/18/2021

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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 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.  

 

Boosters OK'd for Older Adults, At Risk Groups 

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) provided Federal and State authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots to be administered to specific high-risk populations.  

A Pfizer booster shot is recommended for the following groups of people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series at least 6 months ago:  

In addition, the CDC and WSSSRW authorized a booster shot for those who received a Pfizer vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are (a) aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions, or (b) are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational settings.  

Authorizations for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Jassen) booster doses are expected to be considered by CDC and WSSSRW later this year.  

Pharmacies will be a primary access point for booster shots in Marin County. Chain pharmacies such as CVS, Lucky, Pharmaca, RiteAid, Safeway and Walgreens plan to offer the booster shot in the coming days, and many locations are already accepting appointments. In addition, other COVID-19 providing clinics and medical offices are making plans to roll out boosters as early as next week.  

Continuing reading the news release for more details.  For information on where you can access a booster shot, visit GetVaccinatedMarin.org.   

  

Healthcare and Care Facility Staff Advised to Get Flu Shot 

Today, Marin County Public Health issued an order requiring all staff in healthcare and congregate living settings to be vaccinated against influenza. This is not a novel action, but something that has been issued annually in Marin since 2013 to assure that staff and patients in high-risk settings are protected against flu infection. 

Influenza, or “flu”, infections are a major cause of hospitalizations and deaths each year. Similar to COVID-19, Influenza is a vaccine-preventable disease. Even though flu activity was notably low in 2020-2021, its co-occurrence with COVID-19 increases the risk of surges of patients requiring respiratory support into our hospitals. County-wide, most COVID-19 vaccination sites also offer flu shots at the same time. We continue to encourage all residents to be vaccinated against flu. 

Influenza vaccines can be found at your nearest pharmacy, by contacting your healthcare provider, via our Vaccine Finder portal.  

Read the full Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Staff Order  

 

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 

14,700  

+ 22 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

287 

- 15  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

191 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

14 

+ 0  

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 

218,293  

+ 150 

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

97.8%  

+ 0.1%  

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

91.1%  

+ 0.1%  

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

79% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 12. 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

749 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

12 

-1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

70.7% 

+ 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,448,666 

+ 7,276 

California Deaths 

68,087 

+ 159 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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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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