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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

Public Health Status Update for 05/03/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for May 03, 2024, includes Marin County Pertussis Outbreak Update; Marin E-bike Experience Informing Federal Policy; Get Screened for Hepatitis C; 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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Marin County Pertussis Outbreak Update 

The 2023-2024 Marin County pertussis outbreak is waning slowly. Since November 2023, there have been 219 confirmed local cases. 53% of these cases have been among Mill Valley residents, and 75% have been among high school students. The highest number of monthly cases were reported in March 2024, with 90 cases. 49 cases were reported in April. There have been no reported hospitalizations, and less than 5 cases among infants, who are at highest risk for hospitalization or death. Early identification and treatment is the most effective means to interrupt spread. Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women and for those with close contact with infants. 

Marin E-bike Experience Informing Federal Policy 

On May 8, local leaders have an opportunity to shape federal policy regarding e-bike safety. Assemblymember Damon Connelly, Supervisor Mary Sackett, and Marin County Health Officer Dr Matt Willis will be testifying to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The trio will emphasize the need for federal action to define and regulate an increasingly broad range of electrically powered vehicles, especially in light of upward trends in crashes among youth. The meeting is open to the public and can be accessed here. 

Get Screened for Hepatitis C 

Hepatitis C infection is common, damaging, and treatable.  In Marin, between 50 and 100 people are typically diagnosed and treated for Hepatitis C annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over age 18 should be tested for Hepatitis C at least once in their life. All adults should confirm with their medical providers whether they’ve been tested for Hepatitis C. Testing should also occur with any pregnancy. Local testing resources can be found here.  

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

Hospitalized Patients 

7

ICU Patients

0

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities

3

Schools and Childcare

0

 

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