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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/06/2023

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Marin County Public Health Status Update for October 6, 2023 includes Increased Fentanyl Risk Prompts Health Advisory; Seasonal Respiratory Virus Update; Dr. Fauci Shares Pandemic Lessons at Exhibition Hall; County of Marin Supporting Home Solar; and COVID-19 Data Update.

The Marin County Public Health Status Update is published weekly to share news and resources related to pandemic response and recovery, emergency preparedness, and other public health priorities.    

Increased Fentanyl Risk Prompts Health Advisory

Marin County issued a Public Health Advisory this week in response to an increase in non-fatal opioid overdoses in late September that followed a spike in fentanyl levels in wastewater. Wastewater levels correlate with fentanyl use at the community level. During intervals of increased risk, its especially important to avoid pills not prescribed to you, carry Narcan, not use substances alone, and test any drugs for fentanyl before using.

Seasonal Respiratory Virus Update

Over the past three months in Marin County, an average of 2-3 residents has been hospitalized per day for COVID-19 disease; 90 percent of those are age 60 or older. This rate remains stable, as do wastewater levels of SARS-CoV-2. RSV and influenza activity remain at their usual low summer levels, and are expected to rise in the next few weeks. Vaccinations generally begin to offer protection one week after the shot, so now is a good time to make an appointment.

Dr. Fauci Shares Pandemic Lessons at Exhibition HallDr. Matt Willis (left) with Dr. Tony Fauci Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Dr. Tony Fauci, former chief medical advisor to the President, shared ten lessons learned during the pandemic with a packed audience at the Marin County Exhibition Hall last night. The event marked a book-end for the County’s pandemic response—the hall hosted the state’s first drive-through COVID testing, then became an alternate care site for hospital overflow, then a mass vaccination clinic. One in four Marin residents were vaccinated at the hall, and 98,000 doses were administered.

County of Marin Supporting Home Solar

One of the pillars of Marin’s climate change strategy is supporting sustainable fuel sources, including solar energy. For residents considering home solar the marketplace can be confusing to navigate. The County of Marin is partnering with Bay Area SunShares to simplify access to pre-vetted installers and offer discounts for home solar and battery storage. Register now to get connected with Bay Area SunShares.

COVID-19 Data Update

Below is a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

Actively Circulating Variants XBB.1.16, EG.5


Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations  Today’s Report

Hospitalized COVID-19 Confirmed Patients    


Patients Hospitalized "for" COVID-19 Disease


ICU Daily COVID-19 Patient Census



Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities


Schools and Childcare



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