Marin County Public Health Status Update for September 15, 2023, includes New COVID-19 Fall Vaccine Arrives; Marin COVID Level Returns to 'Low'; West Nile Virus Detected in Marin County; Local Wastewater Surveillance Expanding; 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.
New COVID-19 Fall Vaccine Arrives
This week, the CDC and the FDA gave the green light to begin distribution of the fall COVID-19 vaccine. In this video, Dr. Willis answers five key questions about this latest tool to protect against COVID-19.
Marin COVID Level Returns to 'Low'
COVID cases in Marin are decreasing following the summer surge. For the first time in nearly three months wastewater levels have declined across Marin. While current ‘Low’ levels are encouraging to see, in past years cases have begun rising again in October. Getting vaccinated this fall guards against a potential winter surge.
West Nile Virus Detected in Marin County
Last week, several crows infected with West Nile Virus were detected near San Rafael. Risk should be assumed to be present county-wide. These are the first reports of West Nile Virus (WNV) activity in 2023. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent West Nile virus infection. Using repellant and draining any standing water sources are two key measures.
Local Wastewater Surveillance Expanding
Marin Public Health is expanding local wastewater surveillance to track more infectious diseases going beyond Influenza/RSV and COVID-19 to encompass Enterovirus, Adenovirus, Rotavirus, Candida auris, and Hepatitis A. This will increase our ability to monitor disease transmission rates and target strategies to protect residents. Keep informed by visiting Marin County Public Health Dashboards.
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
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