Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 12, 2022 includes Do Your Part: Answer the Text!; Get the Most Out of Your Mask; 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.
Do Your Part: Answer the Text!
Have you recently received a text from 233-93? It is from California Connected, our state’s COVID-19 contract tracing program.
When you see this text, it could mean you’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. When you click the survey link in the message and follow the prompt, this helps slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Answering the text is a tool to prevent potential outbreaks which provides support to hospitals and our local healthcare system.
What is Contact Tracing?
If someone tests positive for COVID-19, a healthcare worker may communicate with this individual to gather a list of close contacts who are at a high risk of exposure. In turn, each close contact will be notified of their exposure then they will be informed of further steps to follow such as testing, quarantine, or potential medical care. This process is highly effective at tracking the spread of COVID-19 and mitigating the rate of infection in the community.
Visit our Contact Tracing page for more details.
Get the Most Out of Your Mask
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.
Masking remains an important tool in our toolkit for the prevention of coronavirus. Current guidance says to wear a well-fitting mask to help prevent COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Omicron variant. But what makes a mask “well-fitting”? The CDC makes the following recommendations to get the most out of your mask:
- Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
- Completely cover your nose and mouth
- Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
- Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out the top of the mask (Hint, if your mask is fogging up your glasses, the seal of your mask is not snug.)
- Masks labeled as “surgical” N95s should be prioritized for health care workers
How can you improve the fit of a disposable use mask? Watch the minute-long CDC video below to find out how to get a better fit, and better protection against COVID-19, out of your mask.
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.
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.
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
Change from Last Status Update
Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 5+ 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 5.
** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%.
Change from Yesterday
California Confirmed Cases
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