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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/05/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 5, 2022 includes: Public Health Hosts Back-to-School Town Halls; Wastewater Surveillance isn’t just for COVID-19 Anymore; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 12/03/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 3, 2021 includes COVID-19 Prevention Meets Wellness Week Marin; Seasonal Flu Prepares to Mingle with COVID-19; 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.  

 

COVID-19 Prevention meets Wellness Week Marin 

The concept of self-care has become mainstream in recent years. It “is the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health worker.” as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). During the current pandemic, promoting and maintaining health, preventing disease, plus coping with illness are key not only to the wellbeing of individual residents, but our entire community.  

To help achieve this aim, Marin County Office of Education in collaboration with Marin County Public Health and with deep gratitude to our sponsor Kaiser Permanente, invites you to participate in Wellness Week Marin, December 6th-10th! 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

Wellness Week Marin will focus on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, a broad term affected by our culture and our life experiences. The eight (8) Dimensions of Wellness are (1) Physical, (2) Social, (3) Intellectual, (4) Financial, (5) Spiritual, (6) Emotional, (7) Occupational, and last but not least, (8) Environmental.  

For additional information visit the Wellness Week Marin webpage. 
 

Seasonal Flu Prepares to Mingle with COVID-19 

Marin doctors strongly recommend influenza vaccination 

The first cases of influenza have been detected in Marin County, signaling the start of flu season. Marin County Public Health and healthcare providers are urging everyone to obtain the protection of the flu vaccine. The message is especially important this year, as we face the threat of potential surges in COVID-19 with the delta and omicron variants. 

The week of December 5 is National Influenza Vaccination week, and the timing is right for Marin residents who haven’t gotten their flu shot yet. Flu is highly seasonal, and cases typically rise in December and peak in January or February in Marin County. Healthcare providers are concerned about managing the twin impacts of potential flu and COVID-19 cases requiring critical care.  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how effective vaccines are in protecting us as individuals and as a community,” said Dr Karin Shavelson, Chief Medical Officer at MarinHealth Medical Center. “By protecting yourself against both COVID-19 and Influenza, you’re also protecting our community and our hospitals and healthcare workers.” 

The seasonal flu and COVID-19 can exhibit some of the same symptoms, including fever, cough, body aches, chills. Besides getting immunized, residents should take the following preventive actions to stop the spread of germs: 

  • Wear a face covering. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Stay away from people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when you or your child are sick for at least 24 hours after symptoms go away. 
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water. 
  • When washing hands isn’t an option, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or, if one isn’t available, into your elbow. 
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash hands after coughing or sneezing. 

 Every flu season, hospital intensive care units are substantially impacted by people seriously ill with the flu, and Public Health is working with its medical partners to prepare for surges in both illnesses so taxed staffs are not overburdened this fall and winter. 

Continue reading the entire News Release here

 

Marin’s School Reopening Success Cited in National Journal 

A new report published in Cureus, a national medical journal, describes Marin’s success in safely keeping schools open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It documents – from an epidemiological standpoint – how our local schools’ strict adherence to public health policies helped keep the COVID-19 incidence rate low while helping Marin become one of the first counties in the state to achieve a 100% reopening rate.  

Marin Public Health and our partners routinely evaluate our pandemic response processes and share the lessons we learn in national publications. The County also serves as a host site for interns who are completing their public health education. This article was authored by one of our excellent interns, Shayne Paff, who has since gone on employment in Sonoma county’s pandemic response team, and then majority of co-authors are Marin Public Health epidemiologists.  

Review the report online.  

 

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 

16,045  

+43 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

293 

+5 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

4  

+1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

2  

+0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

238,130  

+ 291 

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

97.0%  

+ 0.1%  

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

87.5%  

+ 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. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Week 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

752**

+ 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 

68.7% **

 + 0.0% **

** Updated on 12/6/21 to correct an error in the original version published on 12/3/21

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,822,889 

+ 7,612 

California Deaths 

74,046 

+ 127 

 

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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