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Public Health Status Update for 11/09/2023

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Marin County Public Health Status Update for November 09, 2023, includes Winter Virus Season has Begun; Marin COVID Level Rises; Gun Restraining Order Can Prevent Harm; Mpox Activity Returns at Low Levels; Infant RSV Immunization in Short Supply; 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.

Respiratory Virus Season Begins in Marin 

For the first time this year, local COVID, RSV and flu levels are rising at the same time. This signals increased risk of virus exposure in our community. Dr Willis explains the trend and reviews measures to protect ourselves and those around us.   

Marin COVID Level Rises 

After nine weeks at Low levels, the Marin County COVID-19 level was upgraded this week to Medium based on increasing concentrations of the virus in local wastewater. This signifies greater risk of exposure in our community. The approaching holidays typically fuel more transmission. The single most important measure to prevent serious illness and disruptions to school, work, and holidays plans is vaccination.  

Gun Restraining Order Can Prevent Harm 

A little-known law allows concerned family members and friends to limit access to a gun for individuals at risk for harming themselves or others. In Marin County, nearly one in four suicides involves a gun. Men and Veterans, who will be celebrated tomorrow, are at particularly high risk for gun related self-harm. Limiting gun access can prevent temporary impulses from having permanent consequences. Any residents who may be concerned on behalf of another can learn more at speakforsafety.org.  

Mpox Activity Returns at Low Levels 

After nearly a year with no traces of mpox (formerly monkeypox) activity in Marin, in October a single case was reported in our community. This coincided with the first detection of virus found in local wastewater. Mpox activity is rising statewide. A local Public Health Advisory was issued for Marin clinicians today. Risk for mpox is mainly among men who have sex with men in non-monogamous relationships. Mpox can be prevented with a JYNNEOS vaccine. Patients can request the vaccine from their healthcare provider. Marin Community Clinics STI clinic also offers vaccine.  

Infant RSV Immunization in Short Supply 

This year, two new forms of protection against Respiratory Syncytial Virus were released—a conventional vaccine for adults, and an antibody formulation for infants (Beyfortus™). Federal supplies of Beyfortus™ are falling far below demand. As RSV activity increases, most parents and pediatricians are still waiting for this promised new immunization. As we await Beyfortus’™ availability, it’s doubly important for expectant moms to gain protection from the available adult RSV vaccine

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 XBB.1.16, EG.5

 

Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations  Today’s Report

New Admissions Over the Past Week 

10

Hospitalized Patients 

12

ICU Patients

4

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities

4

Schools and Childcare

0

 

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