Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 6, 2021 includes Get to Know the CDC’s Community Transmission Dashboard; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; 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.
Get to Know the CDC’s Community Transmission Dashboard
You may have heard in the news that California was one of the few states in the U.S. to move out of the CDC’s “high” transmission category. What does that mean?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks how much COVID-19 is spreading as well as how likely people are to be exposed to it with a measurement known as the “level of community transmission.” This is tracked at both the state and county level. There are two numbers that determine the level of community transmission:
- Total new cases refer to a county’s rate of new COVID-19 infections, reported over the past 7 days, per every 100,000 residents.
- Percent positivity refers to the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in a county over the past 7 days. This number is based on reports from states on a specific type of test known as a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) and does not include rapid antigen tests.
The CDC tracks community transmission rates in four categories: Blue (Low Transmission); Yellow (Moderate Transmission); Orange (Substantial Transmission); and Red (High Transmission). A higher number of total new cases and a higher percent positivity correspond with a higher level of community transmission.
While the color coding and names feel similar to the former Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the classification of each category is different. However, in the absence of the Blueprint, this new tool can be helpful in helping us measure meaningful progress in minimizing COVID-19 spread and infection in our communities. Also, unlike the Blueprint, CDC updates its data several times per week.
Currently, Marin County is in the Orange (Substantial Transmission) category. For Marin to move to Yellow (Moderate Transmission), we must lower our current case rate to 18 or fewer total new cases per day.
You can use the COVID-19 County Check Tool for a snapshot of your county’s level of community transmission over the past 7 days.
Vaccination Opportunities in Marin
There are numerous free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Marin County taking place throughout the week. Those who are eligible, but haven’t received a vaccine or completed a vaccination series yet, are advised to make a reservation online in advance. All clinics are available to residents who are 12 & older. We as a community have done a remarkable job at reducing the spread of COVID-19, thanks to those who have gotten fully vaccinated. We appreciate you doing your part.
Here are the available clinics for the rest of the week:
Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday-Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Dining Under the Lights
San Rafael – Thursday, October 7
Nave Shopping Center
Novato – Friday, October 8
San Rafael – Saturday, October 9
Novato Library/Lee Gerner Park
Novato – Monday, October 11
Visit our Vaccine Finder page to schedule an appointment page and to see more dates. Other options to receive your COVID-19 vaccine include:
- Local pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, and others offer same-day vaccine appointments.
- Marin County Public Health has developed an online form for requesting a no-cost visit from the mobile vaccination team. This form was designed to make it even easier for all residents to be fully vaccinated. Its intended use is for:
- Businesses can request pop-up vaccination clinics at the workplace to vaccinate employees.
- Homebound individuals and their loved ones can request a visit to the home for vaccination.
- Hospitals and healthcare providers can make a home vaccination request on behalf of their patients.
- Long-term care facilities can request on-site mobile vaccination units for staff and residents.
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
Change from Yesterday
Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases
“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)
Total Cumulative Deaths
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census
COVID-19 Vaccination Data
Change from Last Status Update
Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series.
Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)*
* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 12.
** As population estimates may not be precise, as of October 4, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%.
Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:
Change from Yesterday
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 Yesterday
California Confirmed Cases
Other Local and State Data Dashboards:
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, or email us.
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