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Public Health Status Update for 05/24/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for May 24, 2024, includes Wastewater Monitoring for H5N1 Bird Flu Begins in Marin; Play Marin: Health Equity in Action; Vaccines Shield Against Long COVID; CalFresh and Food… Read More

Marin County Public Health Status Update for 07/07/2023

Marin County Public Health Status Update for July 07, 2023, includes Flattening the Overdose Curve; Get Familiar with HeatRisk; COVID Variant Update; and COVID-19 Data Update.  

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The Marin County Public Health Status Update is published weekly to share news and resources related to pandemic response and recovery, emergency preparedness, and other public health priorities.

Flattening the Overdose Curve  

Overdose deaths have risen annually in Marin County for the past four years. Last December, Marin County Public Health and OD Free Marin set a goal to reduce fatal overdoses in 2023 relative to 2022. So far, through June 2023 preliminary data appears similar to 2022. Follow our progress and learn how you can help us achieve our goal and save lives at odfreemarin.org.  

Get Familiar with HeatRisk 

As heat waves intensify, it will be important to have a shared understanding of risks associated with different levels of heat. Moving forward, Marin County heat response protocols will be tied to the National Weather Service HeatRisk forecast. Similar to Marin COVID Level, this tool classifies public risk on a range from mild to extreme. Residents are encouraged to gain familiarity with using HeatRisk for guiding personal choices. Find HeatRisk for your neighborhood, forecast one week out.  

COVID Variant Update  

Among the last seven COVID samples analyzed in Marin, six were distinct sub types within the XBB family. This degree of diversity of locally circulating strains is unusual. It is currently too early to determine the potential impact on risk, but the fact that hospitalizations and wastewater levels remain unchanged is encouraging and provides reassurance. The vaccine being manufactured for fall is focused on XBB subtypes. 

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.

Actively Circulating Variants                         

 XBB. 1.16                             

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks

Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities 

 4

Schools   0

 

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