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Public Health Status Update for 04/12/2024

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Public Health Status Update for 03/22/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for Friday, March 22, 2024, includes Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak; Partnering for Vaccines in West Marin; New Tools for Addressing Alzheimer’s; AlertMarin Test on March 23, 2024; 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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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak  

 Today, Marin County Public Health issued a Public Health Advisory to clinicians regarding a local increase in pertussis cases. Pertussis is a contagious respiratory disease which causes fatigue, runny nose, and a long-lasting cough. Pertussis can be very serious in infants too young to be vaccinated. Infants are protected by vaccinating pregnant women and assuring infected individuals are kept away from young children.  

Partnering for Vaccines in West Marin  

Lowering barriers to vaccines in rural communities is a Public Health priority. In March, a joint team representing the West Marin Community Response Team, Safeway Pharmacy, Kaiser Medical Center and Marin County Public Health, conducted vaccine clinics in Pt. Reyes Station and at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Over 100 West Marin residents were vaccinated with COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines. The collaboration between government, corporation partners, health care and community organizations continues to serve residents beyond the pandemic.  

 

New Tools for Addressing Alzheimer’s  

 In 2019, over 7,000 Marin residents were living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is projected to double by 2040.  Early recognition and care can slow the progression of disease and mitigate the impact on families. With Marin’s aging population, it’s important to take advantage of the latest tools available for dementia prevention and care. The California Department of Public Health has released a tool to help families facing Alzheimer’s. Learn more at TakeOnAlz.com.  

AlertMarin Test on March 23, 2024  

On Saturday, March 23, Marin County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will conduct a countywide test of the emergency alert system called AlertMarin.  The alert will be sent at 10 AM as a text, phone call or email to all who have registered on AlertMarin.org. Marin County residents and those who work in Marin are encouraged to sign-up here to receive emergency alerts ahead of the test.   

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 

12

Hospitalized Patients 

4

ICU Patients

1

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities

0

Schools and Childcare

0

 

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