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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/19/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 19, 2021 includes Save the Date: Marin City Community Forum; Older Adults Urged to Get COVID-19 Booster Shot; It’s Testing Tuesday: An Overview of Testing Options in Marin; 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.  


Save the Date: Marin City Community Forum 

You're invited to attend an informational Community Forum in Marin City. This event will be held in Rocky Graham Park* on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Public health representatives and community leaders are joining forces to address questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in children. 

Featured speakers include:  

  • Dr. Elizabeth Talley: Clinical Associate Professor Pediatrics-Nephrology Stanford’s Children Health  
  • Dr. Lisa Santora: Deputy Public Health Officer Marin County Health & Human Services 
  • Alena Maunder, RN MSN: Nurse Manager Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital  
  • Joy H. Lewis DO, PhD: Professor of Internal Medicine & Public Health 
  • Moderator: Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite PhD: President Leadership Incorporated 

This in-person event will be conducted in English, with Spanish interpretation provided. *In the event of rain, this event will take place at an alternate nearby indoor location. Visit our Marin City information page for more information. 


Older Adults Urged to Get COVID-19 Booster Shot  

Marin County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, MarinHealth, Marin Community Clinics, and Sutter Health issued a joint news release today urging older residents to obtain COVID-19 booster vaccinations. This recommendation stems from a reported increase of COVID-19 Marin hospital admissions among residents over age 65 who were vaccinated more than six months ago. As Marin’s population is one of the oldest in the state, protecting seniors continues to be essential.  

Booster doses are authorized for eligible groups who received the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago, and similar authorization is expected for Moderna and Janssen boosters (both are under review by the Food and Drug Administration) by later this week.  

Since vaccines became easily accessible in early 2021, approximately 95% of Marin residents over age 65 have been fully vaccinated, and local COVID-19 deaths rates have fallen dramatically. To maintain this protection, Marin County Public Health has set a goal for at least half of all residents over age 65 to receive their booster within the next month. Currently, only 25% of residents in that age group have received a booster dose. 

For more statistics about older adults and the risk for hospitalization, continue reading the news release.  

Anyone eligible for a booster may visit to find a convenient vaccination location. Pfizer booster shots are widely available in Marin County.  


It’s Testing Tuesday: An Overview of Testing Opportunities in Marin 

FREE Community Testing with Optum Serve/LHI and Curative is offered in partnership with Marin County Public Health and their current testing schedule is listed below: 

Optum Serve / LHI      

Appointments are required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book an appointment online.        

  • West America Bank Parking Lot - 1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (open Wednesday - Saturday, 9am to 5pm)      
  • The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot -  2001 Novato Blvd, Novato (open Tuesday, 9am - 5pm)      


Advance appointments encouraged; walk-ins available as daily testing supply allows. Book an appointment online or call (888) 702-9042.        

Travel, event, and medical procedure-related testing is not offered or guaranteed at community testing sites. For more information, including any testing restrictions, visit our Testing webpage.   


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 



“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 



Total Cumulative Deaths 



Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 


Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 




COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 


+ 91 

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


+ 0.0%  

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


+ 0.0%  

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

81% * 

+ 0%  

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

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of October 4, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 


+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 


Facility Patient Deaths 


+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 


 + 0.0% 


CDC COVID-19 Data 

Today’s Level 

Days In Current Level 

Community Transmission 

Yellow Level 


7 (since 10/12) 

For more details, visit the CDC's website here.   

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 


+ 0 

California Deaths 


+ 0 


Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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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, or email us.  

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