Marin County Public Health Status Update for September 08, 2023, includes Viewers' Guide to Emerging Variants; Fall COVID Booster Shot Access Accelerating; Marin COVID Summer Surge Plateauing; Marin County's September Suicide Prevention Events; 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.
Viewers' Guide to Emerging Variants
As new variants of COVID-19 emerge, each gains national attention with efforts to forecast public impact. Dr. Willis provides local context and highlights the factors Marin Public Health focuses on to predict and respond to new strains.
Fall COVID Booster Shot Roll Out Accelerating
The timeline for availability of the fall COVID-19 booster is accelerating as hospitalization rates remain elevated. On Tuesday, September 12, the CDC will vote to provide final recommendations. FDA authorization is expected before then. Vaccines could begin to travel to local pharmacies and medical providers as early as next week, with the first shots being available locally the following week. Marin Public Health will provide updates on progress.
Marin COVID Summer Surge Plateauing
In five of six Marin County wastewater sampling areas, virus levels have remained largely unchanged for the past two weeks after steady increases through July and August. Hospitalization rates have also declined over two weeks. It’s too early to declare an end to the summer surge. Marin COVID Level remains Medium. Marin Public Health urges residents to get the new fall booster when eligible to enhance community safety.
Marin County's September Suicide Prevention Events
Talking about suicide reduces risk of suicide. You can be a first responder by asking, listening and referring a person to help and hope. Learn more about what Marin County is doing to prevent suicide and advance the County’s Strategic Plan. Any interested resident is invited to join the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative. Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month will feature over 15 events throughout Marin. Visit: https://prevention.marinbhrs.org/
COVID-19 Data Update
Actively Circulating Variants
Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Hospitalized COVID-19 Confirmed Patients
|Patients Hospitalized "for" COVID-19 Disease
|ICU Daily COVID-19 Patient Census
Settings Experiencing Outbreaks
Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities
Resource Link Library
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