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Public Health Status Update for 07/12/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for July 12, 2024, includes Covid Summer Swell; Avian Flu; HeatRisk – HealReadyCA; Spare the Air; Foster Care Opportunities; and COVID-19 Data Update

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Public Health Status Update for 06/07/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for June 07, 2024 includes Fall COVID-19 Vaccine Update; Protecting Ourselves on Hot Days; Bird Flu Update; Come to the Table: Health Care Disparities; Emerging Leader Recognized in National Award; 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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Fall COVID-19 Vaccine Update 

This week, an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended that the Fall 2024 COVID vaccine be updated to target the JN.1 variant or one of its descendants. This matches the strains that are anticipated to be circulating in our community. In Marin County, JN.1 was the dominant strain from December 2023 to April 2024. The KP.2 variant, which gained local dominance in May, is closely related to JN.1. Pending CDC recommendations, vaccine production is on track for availability in August.    

 

Protecting Ourselves on Hot Days  

With the first day of summer still two weeks away, Marin County is already experiencing excessive heat. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region. Staying cool, hydrated and remaining in contact with each other, especially for those that live alone are key measures to protect ourselves in excessive heat. Stay up to date with conditions locally and when planning summer travel. Get more tips at the County of Marin’s Extreme Heat Events webpage.  

 

Bird Flu Update  

Last week, another human case of H5N1 bird flu was reported in a U.S. farm worker, bringing the 2024 total to four cases, all with mild infection, and all tied to direct contact with infected animals. Infected cattle were detected in two additional states, bringing the total to 11 states. No H5N1 infected cattle or humans have been reported in California. CDPH is offering a 30-day supply of PPE for dairy, slaughterhouse, and poultry farm workers. Marin Public Health and the Marin Agricultural Commissioner are working together to make sure that Marin farms have the tools they need to keep farmworkers safe. Visit Marin County Public Health's H5N1 (Bird Flu) webpage for more resources.  Risk to the public remains low

 

Come to the Table: Health Care Disparities 

Tomorrow, June 8, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Forum of Neighbors will discuss how health care disparities impact our community.  Dr. Elizabeth Talley, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford Medicine, and Dr. Matt Willis, Marin Public Health Officer, will help lead the community conversation. Join us at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for a discussion on the health care inequalities—causes, consequences and solutions-- in our community.   Register here.

 

Emerging Leader Recognized in National Award 

Marin Public Health receives federal and state funding to train early-career public health professionals. Dr. Priyanka Thatipamala, Marin County Preventive Medicine resident, has won the U.S. Public Health Service 2024 Excellence in Public Health Award. This national award is for the resident who most “exemplifies the mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation, by addressing public health issues in their communities.” Dr. Thatipamala has distinguished herself in local initiatives including overdose prevention, health equity, and currently the H5N1 response. 

 

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, KP.2

 

Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations  Today’s Report

Hospitalized Patients 

7

ICU Patients

1

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities

5

Schools and Childcare

1

 

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