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Public Health Status Update for 08/11/2023

Marin County Public Health Status Update for August 11, 2023, includes CDC Signals Early October for Fall COVID Booster; West Nile Virus Activity Detected in Region; Supporting Maui While Preparing for Local Wildfire; Learn to Save a Life: August 19 Sidewalk CPR Event; 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.

CDC Signals Early October for Fall COVID Booster  

New CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen has stated that early October is the likely release date for the new, monovalent fall booster targeting the XBB strains. In Marin, wastewater data is showing a continuous increase in COVID virus circulation, while hospitalizations remain stable. As cases rise through late summer, residents should mark their calendars to gain the protection of the vaccine in early October. Watch for vaccine updates from Marin Public Health.  

West Nile Virus Activity Detected in Region   

Last week, a dead crow was found to be infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) in Petaluma. WNV peaks during summer and fall, and this is the first WNV activity in the region this year. Humans are infected when they’re bitten by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. California has reported 8 human cases, while none yet in Marin. For protection, follow mosquito advice: use repellent, wear long sleeve shirts and pants when feasible, secure screens, and drain any standing water.  

Supporting Maui While Preparing for Local Wildfire 

As Maui faces unimaginable loss, we can support their response by visiting Maui Rapid Response. This event is a reminder that wildfires are unpredictable and can move quickly.  Preparation and clear communication are vital during disasters. ReadyMarin.org has a variety of resources. Sign up for AlertMarin and Nixle alerts, create a Family Emergency Communication Plan, Pack a Go Bag and Assemble a Stay Box, and join Neighborhood Response Groups.  

Learn to Save a Life: August 19 Sidewalk CPR Event 

Next Saturday, August 19, Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency is offering free 15-minute crash courses in life saving measures in 12 locations county-wide. Join us to learn hands-only CPR, AED operation, Narcan spray use, and Stop the Bleed techniques. Training will be offered to anyone present from 10 am – 2 pm at Marin County’s Sidewalk CPR event.  

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        

 

Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations             

 Today’s Report

Hospitalized COVID-19 Confirmed Patients     

 7

Patients Hospitalized "for" COVID-19 Disease  3
ICU Daily COVID-19 Patient Census  0

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks

 Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities 

 6

Schools 

 2

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