COVID-19 Status Update for 07/29/2022

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The July 29, 2022 update includes: VIDEO: Fighting Parallel Pandemics; MMRC will help provide infection control training to residential care facilities; COVID-19 testing: frequent testing prevents outbreaks; Know your COVID-19 community level; and local COVID-19 data updates.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is posted bi-weekly and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We stay here for you.

Fighting parallel pandemics

As monkeypox and COVID-19 cases increase, Dr. Matt Willis explains how the two viruses differ and how the COVID response informs the monkeypox response. watch on youtube

Visit MarinHHS.org/monkeypox for more information on Monkeypox and Marin’s response.

MMRC will help provide infection control training to residential care facilities

Marin County Public Health (MCPH) is engaging with Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) volunteers to launch a new program to support our long-term care facilities to achieve excellence in screening and infection prevention. MCPH will provide education and training to MMRC volunteers who will serve as ambassadors in our long-term care facilities, providing on-site training and education to facility staff. Topics volunteers will learn and then teach include the basics of infection prevention, universal and standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and environmental hygiene. Over time, we hope to share our progress and highlight our strongest partners.

MMRC is an all-volunteer medical team made up of licensed healthcare providers. Volunteers are ready to support Marin County in all types of emergencies and are actively engaged in community education and outreach. MMRC has been a valued partner throughout the pandemic, providing vaccines and testing support to our most vulnerable populations.

Marin Medical Reserve Corps continues to recruit licensed clinicians throughout Marin County to support our pandemic response. Visit MarinHHS.org/MMRC for more information on how to register.

COVID-19 test: frequent tests prevent epidemics

Testing remains an important tool to identify and isolate infected people as soon as possible to prevent spread to others. If you have COVID-related symptoms, get tested as soon as possible. Or, if you are a close contact of someone who is COVID-positive, follow isolation and quarantine advice, monitor for symptoms, and get tested for COVID-19 5 days after your exposure.

Where to get tested

Our testing webpage provides a list of all COVID-19 testing and testing providers to treat in Marin. You can find details of the types of tests offered, costs, insurance coverage, and even testing locations for those without insurance.

Take a home test

Visit COVIDtests.gov or call 1-800-275-8777 to request up to 8 free tests per household. Or, visit FindACovidTest.org for a list of online retailers. If you tested positive with a home test, there is no need to confirm the result with a PCR test. Treat a positive result as a positive result, regardless of the type of test used, and remember to report your result with our self-test report form.

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention measures to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or another community in which you live, work, or visit.

Location:

Today’s COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested prevention steps:

Marin County

HIGH

COVID-19 data update:

Below is an overview of local COVID-19 data. Find more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQs, or the Marin County Open Data Portal.

Datasets updated weekly (released on Fridays) include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination rate
  • COVID-19 cases and deaths among facility staff and residents
  • Weekly/cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
  • COVID-19 Data Status

Status updates are now posted on Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change since last status update” (far right column, below) can be 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous post (see past status updates).

Data on COVID-19 cases Today’s report Change since last status update

Total cumulative confirmed cases

39,532

+ 203

“Active cases” (confirmed in the last 10 days)

494

+ 13

Total cumulative deaths

256

+ 0*

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations (including incidental cases)

40

+ 12

Current census of COVID-19 intensive care patients

3

+ 1

* Change from last Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Today’s report Change from last week

Percentage of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

97.3%

+0.3%

Percentage of Marin population that have completed the series of vaccines.

90.7%*

+0.4%

Percentage of Marin residents who received a booster/3rd dose

65.3%*

+0.4%

*Note that this percentage is for all residents of Marin, including children under 6 months.

COVID-19 Data on Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities: Today’s report Change from last week

Accumulation of positive patients in establishments

1,973

+ 44

Positive Patients at Current Institutions

71

– ten

Positive staff in current facilities

63

– 12

Deaths of patients in institutions

165**

+ 1**

Institutional patient deaths as a percentage of all COVID+ deaths

64.5%**

+0.4%**

**One ‘new’ death at a facility has been reported as part of Marin’s total death toll in recent weeks. However, the classification of the facilities has not been confirmed until today.

COVID-19 Data Status: Today’s report Change from last week

Confirmed cases in California

9,922,718

+ 117 915

Deaths in California

92,763

+ 294

Resource link library

What to do if…

You tested Positive | You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

Online resources

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