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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 09/30/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 30, 2021 includes CDC Urges Vaccination for Pregnant People; MyTurn Adds Influenza Vaccination Option to COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Tool, Disaster Preparedness: Extended Outages & COVID; 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.  

 

 

CDC Urges Vaccination for Pregnant People 

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a call to action in the form of a Health Advisory for those who are pregnant, expect to become pregnant, recently pregnant, and lactating mothers. The advisory comes partly in response to August data reporting the highest numbers to date in a single month of COVID-19 related deaths of pregnant individuals.  

According to the COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) in 2021, 97% of pregnant people hospitalized (either for illness or for labor and delivery) with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were unvaccinated. Unvaccinated expectant mothers are more than twice as likely to require hospitalization over their vaccinated counterparts if they contract COVID-19. Additionally COVID-19 during pregnancy may jeopardize not only the mother’s but also their child’s health, making the protection provided by vaccination an extremely desirable alternative.  

All vaccines authorized for use in the US have been proven to be highly safe and effective at preventing severe outcomes from COVID-19.  

Additional information around COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy: 

CDC Health Advisory 

New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People 

 

MyTurn Adds Influenza Vaccination Option to COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Tool 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the overall burden of respiratory illnesses is important to protect vulnerable populations at risk for severe illness, the healthcare system, and other critical infrastructure. To this end, MyTurn has added the option to schedule a flu shot through their website in addition to the standard COVID-19 vaccination option.  Additionally, Marin County Public Health is partnering with Safeway to offer flu shots in addition to COVID-19 Pfizer booster vaccination at our Northgate clinic.  

It is strongly recommended that everyone get their flu shot this year, especially the following groups: 

  • Persons at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19: Including adults aged 65 years and older, residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities, and persons of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions. In addition, severe illness from COVID-19 disproportionately affects members of certain racial and ethnic minority groups

  • Persons at high risk for influenza complications: Including infants aged 6 months and older and young children less than 5 years of age, children with neurologic conditions, pregnant people, adults aged 65 years and older, and other persons with certain underlying medical conditions 

Vaccination Resources

CDC Immunization Guidance During the Pandemic 

CDC Flu FAQs 

Vaccine Finder 

MyTurn.CA.gov 

 

Disaster Preparedness: Extended Outages & COVID 

Are you prepared to continue COVID-19 prevention measures in the event of a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)? There’s never a good time to lose power and the pandemic can make this even more challenging. Here are some COVID-19 prevention tips to keep in mind as you create a plan for potential PSPS outages: 

  • Food - Ensuring your pantry is stocked with non-perishables (e.g. dry & canned foods) now will prevent having to visit potentially crowded stores for food if and when a PSPS is declared. Reducing the amount of time spent indoors, among crowds and with those outside your household helps reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19. 

  • Technology - Pre-planning can not only help you avoid the crowds of charging centers but can also keep you connected during a power outage. Being prepared with fully charged devices, batteries, backup chargers, and radio, for example, can keep you safely within your own four walls instead of sharing what may be a crowded space with others trying to charge their devices or get cell reception. 

  • Safety - Knowing your neighbors has always been a best practice for disaster situations. Knowing how to help your loved ones and neighbors during a PSPS outage and a pandemic means taking extra precautions. If they are older or have underlying health conditions, be sure to follow all the proven COVID-19 prevention techniques of masking, distancing, following good hand hygiene, etc. while you help them navigate the PSPS. 

  • Cooling/heating centers – When a PSPS occurs, you may need to visit a cooling or heating center depending on the weather. Preparing a go-kit with COVID-19 prevention supplies, as mentioned in a previous Status Update, can be vital. Masks, hand sanitizer, and other cleanliness materials are important items to bring. Locations and timetables for these centers may experience changes due to changes in the pandemic. Because of this, remaining updated and flexible are important.  

Visit PG&E’s webpage for additional tips on how to safely prepare for a PSPS outage. 

 

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 

14,820  

+ 24 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

245 

- 12  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

190 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

15  

- 1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

4  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

218,221  

+ 62 

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

97.7%  

+ 0.0%  

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

91.3%  

+ 0.0%  

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  

- 1 

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 

4,488,848 

+ 5,967 

California Deaths 

68,670 

+ 153 

 

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, or email us

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