Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 5, 2022 includes: Public Health Hosts Back-to-School Town Halls; Wastewater Surveillance isn’t just for COVID-19 Anymore; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-19 data.
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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published two times per week 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.
Public Health Hosts Back-to-School Town Halls
Marin County Public Health kicked off a series of forums for the safe return to school with a Public Health Update for School Leaders yesterday. The online update included input from Dr. Matt Willis and Dr. Lisa Santora to help school superintendents, principals and staff prepare for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
SAVE THE DATE: A second forum, COVID-19 Public Health Update for the School Community, will take place Monday, August 15 at 4:00pm. This forum will be for parents, teachers, staff, administrators, students and community members. The presentation will be recorded. Live Spanish translation will be available.
How to participate:
- Online: https://zoom.us/join ID: 883 4879 8206 Passcode: 273959
- By phone: (408) 638-0968; ID: 883 4879 8206; Passcode: 273959
Submit questions in advance: RapidResponse@marinschools.org.
Wastewater Surveillance isn’t just for COVID-19 Anymore
Marin County Public Health is building on the surveillance systems put in place for monitoring COVID-19 to monitor monkeypox levels in our community. A Stanford University –based initiative, WastewaterSCAN, is helping Marin and other Bay Area counties monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox, and seasonal viruses like the flu.
People infected with monkeypox are likely to shed the virus in their urine and feces, as well as from lesions and oral secretions. This makes Monkeypox a good candidate for monitoring in wastewater.
If a wastewater sample tests positive, this suggests that there is at least one person infected with the monkeypox virus within the facility catchment area.
Monkeypox viral DNA has been detected by in several sites in the Bay Area and Northern California. Wastewater collection sites sampling for both SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox viruses in Marin have detected monkeypox in Marin during the same period as our first clinical cases were diagnosed.
WastewaterSCAN began this testing in mid-June and is now providing this same service across the country. Data is available via WastewaterSCAN and publichealth.verily.com. Learn more about WastewaterSCAN.
Know your COVID-19 Community Level
The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.
Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:
Suggested Prevention Steps:
COVID-19 Data Update:
Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include:
- COVID-19 vaccination rates
- COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents
- Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
- State COVID-19 Data
Status updates are now published Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates).
COVID-19 Case Data
Change from Last Status Update
Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases
“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)
Total Cumulative Deaths
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations (including incidental cases)
Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census
* Change from last Friday.
COVID-19 Vaccination Data
Change from Last Week
Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose
Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.
Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose
* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.
Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:
Change from Last Week
Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative
Positive Patients at Facilities current
Positive Staff at Facilities current
Facility Patient Deaths
Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths
State COVID-19 data:
Change from Last Week
California Confirmed Cases