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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/07/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 7, 2021 includes COVID-19 Recap to Marin County Board of Supervisors; Testing… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 10/26/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 26, 2021 includes Marin COVID-19 Update to Board of Supervisors; 13-Year-Old Vaccine Champion Honored in Marin; Update on Pediatric Vaccine Approval Process; It’s Testing Tuesday: An Overview of Testing Opportunities 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.

 

Marin COVID-19 Update to Board of Supervisors 

Dr. Matt Willis provided a brief update today to the Board of Supervisors regarding the status of Marin County Public Health’s COVID-19 response. His report included a review of current COVID-19 case rates, hospitalization rates, vaccination progress, and community transmission level. He provided an update on the recent expansion of booster shot options in our community, their eligibility requirements, and where they are available in Marin. Dr. Willis also discussed the status of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines (for 5 – 11 year-olds) and talked about how acceptance of vaccinations has shifted in Marin in recent years.  

 

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13-Year-Old Vaccine Champion Honored in Marin 

Marin resident, Rhett Krawitt, was recognized today for his role as a childhood vaccination advocate and for his role in shifting the vaccination culture in Marin from one of “anti-vax” to the most highly vaccinated county in California against COVID-19. His journey as an advocate began when he was a kindergartener during the height of California’s 2015 measles outbreak. Rhett could not receive his routine vaccinations because — during his four-year battle against leukemia — chemotherapy had severely compromised his immune system. Rhett had to rely on everyone in his community to get vaccinated to avoid infection.  At that time, however, Marin County had some of the lowest kindergarten vaccination rates in California. Rhett’s story caught the attention of the New York Times and NPR and soon led to Rhett’s testimony to the California State Assembly, which led to the passage of Senate Bill 277 and strengthened kindergarten vaccination rates in both Marin and across the State of California.  Rhett and his parents, Carl and Jodi, remain vaccine advocates today especially for those immunocompromised who cannot be vaccinated or whose immune systems cannot properly respond to the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, Rhett was honored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, Assemblymember Marc Levine, and State Senator Jared Huffman. 

 

13-year-old vaccine champion honored in Marin

 

Update on Pediatric Vaccine Approval Process 

Pfizer vaccine recommended for youths aged 5 to 11; further approval steps remain  

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted today to recommend Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for pediatric use. 

The panel’s recommendation will go to the FDA to make a final decision in the next few days. If the FDA adopts the recommendation, the matter will then go the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for additional review and recommendation. ACIP is tentatively scheduled to meet on November 2-3. If the CDC authorizes the Pfizer vaccine for pediatric use, the final step in the approval process would be review and approval by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup next week. Should all authorities approve use of the Pfizer vaccine for pediatric use, vaccination for this age group in Marin County could begin by the end of next week. 

 

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)       

Curative       

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

NOTE: ALL Curative testing locations will be closed on November 25 and 26.  
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 

15,239  

+ 11 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

196 

- 6 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

193 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+ 2 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

0  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

221,951 

+ 126 

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

98.0%**  

+ 0.0%  

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

93.3%  

+ 0.1%  

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 

751 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

136 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

70.5% 

+ 0.0% 

 

CDC COVID-19 Data 

Today’s Level 

Days In Current Level 

Community Transmission 

Yellow Level 

“Moderate” 

14 (since 10/12) 

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

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Friday* 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,631,162 

+ 24,563* 

California Deaths 

71,182 

+ 298* 

* Due to the weather event on Sunday, October 24, and subsequent delay in posting the data, the change in state COVID-19 data is the change from last Friday’s Status Update

 

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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