COVID-19 Status Update for 09/02/2021


Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 2, 2021 includes Exercise Caution Against Holiday Travel and Gatherings; Marin Recognized for Addressing Digital Equity Issues; Beyond the Numbers; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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

 

Exercise Caution Against Holiday Travel and Gatherings  

Marin County Public Health is urging residents to play it safe this holiday weekend and reconsider travel plans and avoid large gatherings, especially if they or their family members are unvaccinated.  We are seeing a growing trend of COVID-19 infections in unvaccinated people after travel or gatherings.  As a community, we need to reduce possible exposures to COVID-19 in our schools and that starts by limiting risk. 

“Currently, our overall case counts are decreasing, and we don’t want to diminish that progress,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer. “This is a concern as we approach Labor Day weekend. In the past, holidays have been followed by spikes in cases due to travel or gatherings. The risk is higher with highly infectious Delta variant, especially for unvaccinated residents.” 

If you are not fully vaccinated and decide to travel within the U.S. anyway, the CDC recommends that you take the following precautions: 

  • Get tested 1-3 days before travel 
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you don’t get tested 

Everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – should exercise these precautions when traveling:  

  • Self-monitor for symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms 
  • Wear a mask, especially on various forms of transit and in public areas 
  • Wash hands often and take other precautions during travel 
     

Marin Recognized for Addressing Digital Equity Issues 

Marin County has been announced as one of six 2021 Leaders of the North Bay for a cooperative effort to address internet access disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognized for the Canal WiFi Project, the collaborative community effort was given the “Empowering the Latino Community,” award.  

The County of Marin, City of San Rafael, San Rafael City Schools and countless donors teamed up to address these issues: distributing thousands of Chromebooks to students and installing a public wifi network for the Canal neighborhood.  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the community’s digital equity issues, most notably for students in the Canal neighborhood who are at home without quality WiFi or without any internet access,” said Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, who spearheaded the fundraising effort. “… The network is part of a larger solution to address the broadband and internet needs in Marin County.” 

To find out more, visit the resources listed below: 

Canal WiFi Project 

North Bay Leadership Council 

 

Beyond the Numbers 

Throughout the duration of the pandemic, the public has been given countless figures and data. With each passing day, the statistics change and new information becomes available. Here are some interesting figures regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations that warrant attention: 77, 35, 32, 27.25, 24.3, 2, & .006. 

  • 77: This can have a lot of different interpretations but in the context of Marin County and COVID-19 this means something positive: 77% of all Marin residents (eligible and ineligible) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Nearly 90% eligible residents have completed a vaccination series.  
  • 35: The United States ranks 35th in the world in percentage of total population being fully vaccinated. Malta sits at number one worldwide (81% of their total population is fully vaccinated) however their population is less than 800,000 residents (.2% of the U.S. population). 
  • 32: According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, only 32 counties in the entire United States have 70% or more of their population fully vaccinated. Marin County ranks in the top 1% of the 2,946 counties recorded for that study.  
  • 27.25: As of September 1st, 2021 27.25% of the world’s population has been fully vaccinated. 
  • 24.3: Marin County is above the national average for full vaccination by 24.3%. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 52.7% of the American population is fully vaccinated
  • 2: According the to CDC, the Delta variant is more than twice as contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. 
  • .006As of August 23, the CDC received reports of 11,060 breakthrough cases of either hospitalizations or deaths from 49 states and territories of the US. Approximately 171 million US residents were fully vaccinated when this report was made, meaning that the percentage of breakthrough cases constituted .006%. The FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective against COVID-19 but this statistic highlights their efficacy.  

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County’s Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

14,122  

+ 33 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

379 

- 16 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

189 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

10  

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

4  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

215,037  

+ 291 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

96.3%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

89.2%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose) 

77%  

+ 0%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

733 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

– 1 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

71.4% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,256,244 

+ 10,194 

California Deaths 

65,585 

+ 155 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.  

Helpful Links and Online Resources: 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You. 

Have questions?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources.  

Spread the Word 

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  • Text “MARIN COVID” to 468311 to receive text message notifications        
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