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Public Health Status Update for 04/12/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for April 12, 2024, includes Milk, Dairy Cows, and Bird Flu; Help Us Design our Wastewater Monitoring System; The Buzz Stops Here; Radios for Disaster Communications in Novato; and COVID-… Read More

Public Health Status Update for 03/01/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for March 1, 2024, includes Video: New Vaccine and Overdose Deaths; Recent Spike in Fentanyl Overdoses; Second Dose of New COVID Vaccine Recommended for Older Adults; Emergency Alert System Test; A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer; and COVID-19 Data Update.  

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.

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Video: New Vaccine and Overdose Death 

Dr. Willis explains two emerging issues facing our community— new COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, and a local spike in fentanyl-related deaths. 

Recent Spike in Fentanyl Overdoses 

In the last two weeks, Marin County has experienced 5 suspected overdose deaths related to fentanyl, an approximately fourfold increase in the usual rate. This signifies an increased risk of overdose for people using substances in Marin County. Marin County Public Health has issued a Public Health Advisory to local clinicians and substance use providers describing the situation and reinforcing overdose prevention measures. 

Second Dose of New COVID Vaccine Recommended for Older Adults 

This week, the CDC recommended that adults aged 65 years and older receive an additional dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine. Marin County Public Health supports this recommendation. Over 90 percent of local COVID-19 hospitalizations are among residents aged 65 or older. COVID-19 exposures occur year-round, and immunity wanes over time. However, for residents aged 65 and older who have not received even one dose of the updated vaccine, the urgency is even higher to gain the protection of the vaccine. Visit the vaccine finder page. 

Emergency Alert System Test 

On March 23 at 10AM the County of Marin Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will conduct a first ever countywide test of AlertMarin. AlertMarin is designed to reach residents countywide during an emergency incident, to communicate instructions to evacuate, shelter in place, or take other protective actions. Anyone who lives or works in Marin should sign-up to receive emergency alerts ahead of the test. 

A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer  

Nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and several other cancers experienced by men and women, are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These cancers are vaccine preventable. The HPV vaccine can prevent 90% of cancers caused by HPV. The CDC and Marin County Public Health recommend that all youth receive the HPV vaccine between ages 9-12, which offers lifelong protection.    

COVID-19 Data Update

Below is 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 JN.1


Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations  Today’s Report

New Admissions Over the Past Week 


Hospitalized Patients 


ICU Patients



Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities


Schools and Childcare



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