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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 28, 2022 includes VIDEO: The Role of Vaccine Mandates in Marin; Northgate Vaccination Clinic Has New Hours; Expanded Testing Options in Marin;… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 12/17/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 17, 2021 includes Omicron Variant Detected in Marin County; Bay Area Health Officers Urge Boosters to Protect Against Omicron Variant; Families Receive Take-Home COVID-19 Tests for Holiday Break; 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 Detected in Marin County 

Marin County health officials have confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The individual had recently completed domestic travel from the Eastern United States and was fully vaccinated but had not yet received a booster shot.  The person is now in isolation with mild symptoms. 

In addition, Marin County COVID-19 wastewater surveillance samples detected low levels of Omicron in several collection sites across the county. The Omicron variant has been detected in most Bay Area counties and is spreading rapidly globally and across the United States. The Omicron variant has been classified by the CDC as a variant of concern

“This confirms what we expected.” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “Omicron is here, but we know what it takes. Getting a booster dose is the most important step. And stick with the steps that have protected us so far: get vaccinated, cover your face, ventilate rooms, and get tested often.”

Read the full News Release
 

Bay Area Health Officers Urge Boosters to Protect against Omicron Variant 

Public health agencies across the Bay Area urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.   

Widely available via appointment or drop-in sites, boosters maintain the power of vaccines to strongly protect against severe illness and death from COVID-19. Everyone should get one when eligible, but particularly those over 50 or those with significant underlying health conditions. 

You should get a booster shot if: 

  • 6 months have passed since your second dose of Moderna and you are age 18 or older, OR 
  • 6 months have passed since your second dose of Pfizer and you are age 16 or older, OR 
  • 2 months have passed since your Johnson & Johnson does and you are age 18 or older. 

Public health officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties as well as the City of Berkeley encourage anyone eligible who needs a booster dose to get one as soon as possible. 

Continue reading the full News Release 

 

Students and School Staff Receive Take-Home COVID-19 Tests for Holiday Break 

COVID-19 self-test kits have been distributed to all Marin County school children and school employees in preparation for the year-end holiday break. In a joint operation between Marin County Public Health and Marin County Office of Education, 96,000 tests provided by the state of California were distributed this week through Marin County schools, to ensure a safer return to schools in January. 

Each student and staff member will be provided with a box containing two rapid antigen home tests – one is to be used the day before returning to school in January. The other test is to be used at the discretion of the family anytime COVID-19 symptoms appear. 

Continue reading the full News Release. 

 

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 

16,536  

+ 52 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

378 

+ 7 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+ 1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

- 1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

241,966 

+ 204 

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

98%** 

+ 0.0%  

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

91.2%  

+ 0.1%  

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

85% * 

+ 1%  

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

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents age 5+ 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 Last Week 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

755 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 4 

Facility Patient Deaths 

136 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

68.7% 

+ 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,909,188 

+ 7,293 

California Deaths 

74,996 

+ 117 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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