COVID-19 Status Update for 01/14/2022 | Marin County Coronavirus Information – Marin County Coronavirus Information

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 14, 2022 includes VIDEO UPDATE: Risk of Omicron Exposure in Marin; COVID-WEB Wastewater Data Now Available to the Public; Moderna Booster Waiting Period Reduced; Holiday Schedule for COVID-19 Updates; 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.  

 

VIDEO UPDATE: Risk of Omicron Exposure in Marin 

Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, shares recent data that illustrates where we are in the current Omicron variant –driven surge.  

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

 

COVID-WEB Wastewater Data Now Available to the Public 

Want to know the COVID trends in your community? Now, in addition to the case counts on the county public health websites, you can check how much SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is in wastewater.   

Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-WEB team at UC Berkeley, led by Prof. Kara Nelson, has been working with public health officials and wastewater agencies to monitor how much SARS-CoV-2 is excreted by people in California communities. Individuals infected with COVID-19 – whether they have symptoms or are asymptomatic — shed the virus’ genetic material in their feces, so wastewater can provide an accurate signal of how much virus is actually circulating in the community. This information complements COVID-19 case counts by providing a view of infection trends that isn’t biased by access to clinical testing or under-reporting of at-home test results – after all, everyone uses the bathroom.  

COVID-WEB has shared results of wastewater analysis with public health officials from the start of the project, in October of 2020. Now, after a year and a half of refining methods and gaining experience with this new type of data, the information from Marin and 10 other California counties is available to the public at https://data.covid-web.org/. The website includes an in-depth Frequently Asked Questions section that explains the way wastewater monitoring works. The COVID-WEB team also encourages other researchers to contact them if they want to collaborate on further analyses with the raw data. 

More information available in UC Berkeley’s News Release. 

 

Moderna Booster Waiting Period Reduced 

Starting this week, individuals who completed their Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series at least 5 months ago are now eligible for a booster dose of the same manufacturer. Previously, the waiting period for a Moderna booster dose was 6 months. On Monday, January 10, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) adjusted the eligibility requirements for this brand to align with new recommendations established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week.  

The current COVID-19 booster eligibility requirements are below: 

  • You are 18 or older and: 
  • 5 months have passed since your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna; OR 
  • 2 months have passed since your first dose of Johnson & Johnson 

OR 

  • You are 12 or older and:
  • 5 months have passed since your second dose of Pfizer 

Visit our Boosters and Third Doses page for more information. 

 

Holiday Schedule for COVID-19 Updates 

Some of our services will pause this week in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Here’s an overview:       

We wish you a happy holiday. We are grateful to everyone doing their part to help keep our community safe. 

 

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
 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

23,217 

+248 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

3,588 

+112 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

200 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

16  

+1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

247,720  

+ 297 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

93.8% 

+ 0.1%  

Marin residents age 5+ who have received a Booster/3rd Dose 

130,603 

+ 2,020  

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

90% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change since last reported 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

940 

+ 183 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

172 

+ 170 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

204 

 + 189 

Facility Patient Deaths 

136 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

68.0% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

6,416,171 

+ 119,264 

California Deaths 

76,940 

+ 136 

 

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