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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/20/2023

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 20, 2023, includes: Marin’s Current COVID Status; COVID-sniffing Dogs Protect Older Residents; Local Virus Levels Moving in Right Direction; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/02/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 2, 2022 includes:  Protecting Shelter Residents; "Triple-demic" Update; CDC Transmission Level Change; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekly and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We remain here for you.

 

Protecting Shelter Residents

While severe weather criteria were not met, Marin County will be opening an emergency shelter in San Rafael tonight out of abundance of caution.  This will add beds to the county’s permanent homeless shelter capacity. The shelter will follow strict COVID-19 protocols. All residents will obtain a rapid test before entering and anyone infected will be medically evaluated and isolated from other residents. Homeless service providers will be coordinating shelter referrals for vulnerable unhoused residents.

Read the full news release

"Triple-demic" Update for Marin

Influenza, RSV, and COVID-19 transmission rates each continue to rise in Marin County and across the region. Taken together, the so-called triple-demic of respiratory viruses is not showing signs of abating locally. Compared to the prior week, local wastewater levels for influenza, RSV and COVID-19 increased by 35%, 21%, and 6% respectively. COVID-19 case rates increased 44% over the past week. Influenza percent positivity—the percent of tests performed on patients with symptoms that are positive for flu -- is the highest level ever for the month of December (25%). This signals both high and early flu transmission in Marin. Remember flu and COVID-19 are vaccine preventable. Most clinics offer both flu and COVID-19 boosters. There is still time to get your vaccines before the next holiday gathering.

Visit Vaccine Finder to find a vaccine near you.

COVID-19 Community Level Upgraded to Medium

Yesterday, the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Marin and Sonoma counties, was changed from Low (green) to Medium (yellow). This change was based on increased hospitalization rates regionally. This supports the recommendation that residents who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill use a high-quality mask in indoor public settings. This also serves as a reminder that now is the time to obtain vaccine protection.

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.

Location

Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County

MEDIUM

  • Stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses.
  • Maintain ventilation improvements.
  • Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public.
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact, and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

COVID-19 Data Update

Below is just 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.

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
  • State COVID-19 Data

Status updates are now published weekly on Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” accounts for 7 days of data, unless noted otherwise (view past status updates).

COVID-19 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update on November 23, 2022

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

42,948

+ 314

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)

294

+ 90

Total Cumulative Deaths

271

+ 1

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

22

+ 13

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

0

- 1

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

98%**

N/A**

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.

93%*

+ 0.1%

Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose

68.7%*

+ 0.2%

** As population estimates may not be precise, the proportion of vaccinated people in any group will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%.

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

2,344

+ 76

Positive Patients at Facilities current

52

+ 50

Positive Staff at Facilities current

26

 +21

Facility Patient Deaths

172

+ 2

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

63.5%

 + 0.5%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases

10,651,573

+ 40,498

California Deaths

96,803

+ 102

 

Resource Link Library

What to do if...

You’ve tested Positive | You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19

Online Resources

Vaccine locations | Booster Information | Free COVID-19 testing | Marin COVID-19 Data | State COVID-19 Data | State Race & Ethnicity Data  | State Variant Data | CDC Community Transmission Data

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