Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 10, 2021 includes Data Shows Local Cases Have Dropped since School Started; 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.
We’ve received several requests for a status update regarding the opening of schools and how it may be affecting our local case rates. In addition, those who have reviewed the updated school's dashboard may be concerned with the numbers if comparing to the number of the past school year.
Comparing last school year to this school year is not a direct comparison. Here are a few reasons why:
- During the majority of the 2020-21 school year, Marin was under stricter protocols, from various levels of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to even a stay-at-home order in December. These restrictions in activity significantly lowered the risk of COVID-19 in our community and on school campuses.
- The total number of student days logged during the 2020-21 school was achieved by a much smaller number of students attending full-time and in-person.
The situation for the current 2021-22 school year is different:
- In the community, there are very few restrictions on staff, families, students, including ineligible unvaccinated students (ages 5 -11).
- Travel is not as restricted; concerts, festivals, and other big events have returned; and our routines are feeling closer to a pre-pandemic normal.
- Student numbers now represent Marin’s total student body population.
- Marin now has easier access to testing, including home-based testing, and faster results.
These factors considered, the numbers on our Schools Dashboard are not dramatically higher than last year when we take an apples-to-apples snapshot. In fact, they are lower than expected, demonstrating the effectiveness of vaccination in our community and on the school campus. Here’s a snapshot for comparison, measuring similar student days:
2020-21 School Year:
Snapshot: Friday, December 15, 2020 (Stay At Home Order In effect)
- 525,507 student – days
- 61 COVID + persons
- 2 suspected school transmissions
2021-22 School Year:
Snapshot: Friday, September. 3, 2021 (only indoor mask mandate in effect)
- 517,481 student – days
- 71 COVID + persons
- 4 suspected school transmissions
Overall, we see school as a stabilizing, structured, supervised, and supportive environment that reduces COVID-19 transmission countywide. When school started, we saw a rapid decrease in cases rates for all ages across Marin.
This demonstrates, with high confidence, that a multi-layered approach to in-person instruction is highly effective at reducing the risk of COVID transmission across the county. This data reinforces our policy decision to strongly recommend the opening of schools for full-time, in-person instruction since summer 2020.
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)
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:
- Marin Vaccination Data
- California COVID-19 Data and Tools
- California COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data
- Tracking Variants across California
Helpful Links and Online Resources:
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