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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/30/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 30, 2021 includes How are Variants Named?; It’s Testing Tuesday: Testing Appointments are Widely Available; 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.  

 

 

How are Variants Named?  

To assist with public discussions of variants, the World Health Organization (WHO) assigned simple, easy to say and remember labels for key variants of COVID-19 using letters of the Greek alphabet (i.e., Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta). 

These labels do not replace existing scientific names, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research. While they have their advantages, these scientific names can be difficult to say and recall and are prone to misreporting. As a result, people often resort to calling variants by the places where they are detected, which is stigmatizing and discriminatory.  

The Greek alphabet labels were chosen after wide consultation and a review of many potential naming systems. WHO convened an expert group of partners from around the world to do so, including experts who are part of existing naming systems, nomenclature and virus taxonomic experts, researchers and national authorities. 

WHO assigns labels for variants that are designated variants of interest or variants of concern. To simplify public communications, WHO encourages everyone to adopt these labels.  Learn more

 

It’s Testing Tuesday: Testing Appointments are Widely Available 

Testing remains one of the most important tools in our COVID-19 prevention toolkit, especially as we enter the holiday season. Getting tested before and after the holidays is an important step we can all take to keep our community and our loved ones protected.  Plus, if you’re symptomatic, we recommend getting tested as soon as possible, even if you’re fully vaccinated.   

FREE Community Testing with Optum Serve/LHI and Curative is offered in partnership with Marin County Public Health. The 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. Click a location name below to book an appointment or call (888) 702-9042.   

NOTE: ALL Curative testing locations will be closed December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.   

For additional information about where to find testing and what you should do while awaiting your test results, please visit our COVID-19 Testing page.  

 

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 

15,922  

+ 24 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

244 

+ 4  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

5  

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

1  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

237,304  

+ 220 

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

96.7% 

+ 0.1%  

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

87.0% 

+ 0.2%  

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

83% * 

+ 0%  

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

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,806,510 

+ 4,667 

California Deaths 

73,712 

+ 56 

 

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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