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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/29/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 29, 2021 includes Omicron Variant: Dr. Willis Explains What We Know So Far; Omicron: New Variant of Concern; Vaccination 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.  

 

Omicron Variant: Dr. Willis Explains What We Know So Far  

Marin’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, shares what we know about the Omicron variant found in South Africa and 11 surrounding countries. 

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

Omicron: New Variant of Concern 

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new COVID-19 variant of concern named Omicron. First reported by scientists in South Africa, Omicron does not have any reported cases in the United States and there is currently little information about how it spreads or how it reacts to vaccines. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this new strain as we expect to know more in the next few days.  

Even though we lack sufficient data surrounding Omicron, we have the same beneficial resources at our disposal that have helped us stay protected against other COVID-19 strains such as Delta: 

  • Get vaccinated: Vaccines not only protect us, but they will keep the people we love safe as well. Healthcare providers, local pharmacies, and Marin County Public Health vaccination clinics are offering vaccines in our area.  

  • Wear a mask: It is recommended that everyone wear a mask in indoor public spaces. This is a requirement for those who are unvaccinated. Certain workplaces and indoor public spaces may require everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.  

  • Getting tested: You should get tested if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are fully vaccinated. There are plenty of testing options in Marin. Visit our Testing Page to find out more.  

  • Wash your hands: Washing hands frequently is a simple personal hand-hygiene habit that is a powerful line of defense.  

  • Practicing social distancing: Physical distancing in crowded areas, especially in public spaces, is a useful way to reduce potential community transmission.  

These tools are especially important now that the holiday season is upon us and many members of our community may be traveling this fall or winter. 

Here are the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Guidelines

 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

The schedule of available COVID-19 appointments this week is limited to only pediatric vaccines. Due to high demand, our COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people ages 12 and older are full this week. 

Recipients must be between the ages of 5 to 11 and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get a vaccine.  More clinics will become available as vaccine supply and appointments increase. 

Other options our community for vaccines include:  

  • Your medical provider, doctor or family physician 
  • Local retail pharmacies 

Upcoming pediatric vaccine clinics with open appointments are listed below: 

  • West Marin Elementary School 
    Point Reyes Station – Wednesday, December 1 

  • Northgate Mall  
    San Rafael – Thursday, December 2 

  • Dollar Tree – Ignacio Shopping Center 
    Novato – Thursday, December 2 

  • Northgate Mall  
    San Rafael – Friday, December 3 

Visit our Vaccine Finder page for updates to our COVID-19 vaccination clinic calendar. We thank you for doing your part to help keep Marin County a safe place to live.  
 

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 

15,898* 

+30 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

240* 

+11 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+1 

* Cumulative and active cases reflect data through 11/24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday last week. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

237,084 

+1,120 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose 

96.6%**  

+ 0.4%  

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

86.8%** 

+ 0.2%  

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

83% * 

+ 1%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5.  

**  UPDATE, November 22: To better align with State of California data keeping, Marin Public Health shifted from American Community Survey (ACS) population estimates to Department of Finance (DOF) population estimates. Because DOF’s total population estimate is slightly larger than ACS’s estimate, our total vaccination rates dropped slightly. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from last Status Update 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,801,843 

+ 20,976 

California Deaths 

73,656 

+ 291 

 

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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